ART + DESIGN

Selling Speed

The first motorcycle race started when the second motorcycle was built. And the first motorcycle advertisement was placed immediately post-finish, crowing the winner's superiority. Motorcycle ads have a natural ‘hook’ in the lure of Speed, although manufacturers have had mixed feelings about selling what riders really wanted, deep down in their speed-demon souls. From the first days of the 20th Century, builders and buyers of motorcycles have played a complex dance around the subject of Speed, with the Industry anxious to spread a message...

Oberdan Bezzi: Analog Designer for the Digital Age

Oberdan Bezzi is famous on the internet as an independent motorcycle designer,...

Heidi Zumbrun on Exhibit

Heidi Zumbrun's compelling photos of moto and surf culture seen recently at the...

Tom Sachs: ‘The Pack’

Acclaimed conceptual artist Tom Sachs has a new exhibit at Vito Schnabel Gallery...

The Art of the Motorcycle: The Wrapped Vespa

'You're an outrage!' How Christo's 'Wrapped Vespa' almost got into the Art of...

Death By Cocteau

In 1949, Jean Cocteau invented the 'Dark Rider' image in his film 'Orphée', and...

Martin Squires: Jake De Rosier at 90mph

Vintagent Contributor Martin Squires interprets a hair-raising 1911 interview...

Motorcycle Specials: Maurice Brierley’s Methamon

Artist Martin Squires brings his paints when he visits Maurice Brierley’s wild...

2018 London Bike Shed Show

The Bike Shed London custom motorcycle show is the largest 'alt.custom' show in...