ART + DESIGN

Bobby Garey and the Brooklyn Bike Scene

History can fold back on itself, and subcultures can bloom, fade, and repeat.  For example, a Brooklyn Ton-Up scene emerged in the 2000s, and hit its sweet spot between 2007 and 2014, with its heart at Works Engineering, near N.14th Street and Wythe in pre-gentrified Williamsburg, as well as at a Johnson Ave garage in Gowanus.  That was a dicey patch of real estate notorious for its low rent, and that murky and dangerous-at-night canal.  The Gowanus Canal was an industrial throw-away zone full of abandoned cars and rusted artifacts of New York…

The Motorcycle Portraits: Hugo Eccles

Hugo Eccles is an industrial designer who's chosen motorcycles as his primary…

The Motorcycle Portraits: Sinje Gottwald

Sinje Gottwald has spent the past 5 years traveling the world solo on a…

The Motorcycle Portraits: Ashley Myhre

There's a belief you have to be extraordinary as a woman riding the world. But…

The Motorcycle Portraits: J Shia

J Shia's work and motorcycle customization shop Madhouse Motors has been…

Art and the Motorcycle (3): Linocuts for the Future!

‘Speedway’ is perhaps the most Modernist motorcycle image of all, with the…

The Motorcycle Portraits: Michael LaFountain

I look down and there's a motorcycle grip sticking out of the ground! I started…

Art X Moto: Larry Poons and Big D Cycle

Keith Martin of Big D Cycle explains his relationship to legendary abstract…

Max Hazan and the HMW Vincent

All Max's bikes are ambitious and beautifully made, but the HMW Vincent is…

Electric Revolutionaries: JT Nesbitt Interviewed

JT Nesbitt's remarkable career includes designing motorcycles for Confederate…

Décor Motor: Spinzi Wheels in the Spice

Tommaso Spinzi brings wheels into a 1716 Baroque palazzo in Turin to celebrate…