ART + DESIGN

Paladin: ‘Nobody is Born a Biker’

Paladin.  If you were part of the nascent Old Motorcycle scene in Berkeley in the late 1970s/80s, you probably encountered him.  He was typically seen hanging around T.T. Motors on Ashby Avenue, giving unsolicited advice and a deposition on any subject to anyone nearby. Sometimes that was me, after I'd ridden whatever was running, from San Francisco to the East Bay to check out the bikes for sale at T.T. Motors, visit my friends, and inevitably have a chat with Paladin. Paladin on a Triumph TR6 sold to him for $45 by John Gallivan of TT Motors…

Abandon All Hope: Patricio Castelli

Vintage Popular Mechanics magazines with wild visions of future transport…

The Swedish Chief: Ola Stenegard

Swedish designer Ola Stenegard brings apex mid-1950s cool to the new Indian…

Aristocratic Motorcyclist, Issue 0

Artist Lorenzo Eroticolor worked with Bill Phelps, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Chas…

Shooting for Us All: Shane Balkowitsch

A photograph of wet plate photographer Paul d'Orleans at work led to a new…

Cooper Smithing Co.

Joe Cooper's path to building exceptional sheet metal parts was as curved as…

Minutera Vietnam

In search of the Jungle Men and their mysterious modified motorcycles, Lorenzo…

Charles Burki: Streamliners

As a Dutch graphic artist with an incredible back story in WW2, Charles Burki…

Jan Hoek: Boda Boda

Amsterdam-based photographer Jan Hoek was inspired to give Nairobi moto-taxi…

The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire

The team that brought you the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit at the Guggenheim…

‘Chai Racers’ of Mumbai

Back in 2009, photographer Thierry Vincent captured the budding custom…