ART + DESIGN

‘Slant Artists’: Hillclimbers in California, 1925-35

What do you get when you combine drag racing, motocross, and a vertical surface?  Hillclimbing, the American way!  Two-wheeled motorsport in the USA went through dramatic changes before WW2, but it was hugely popular, depending on what 'it' was.  From around 1910, Board Track racing fascinated crowds of tens of thousands, crammed into bleachers and peering over the banked wooden speed bowls, risking their heads (literally) as the riders risked their hides.  With the press calling them 'murderdromes' by the 'Teens, and the sanctioning bodies...

The Mexican Suitcase

4000 photos from 3 celebrated photojournalists in the Spanish Civil War lay in a...

Rondal Partridge: Santa Clara Hillclimb in 1940

Imogen Cunningham's son traveled California in the Spring of 1940, photographing...

‘Von Dutch’ in Las Vegas

'Von Dutch' kickstarted the Custom Culture movement with his independent,...

Jean Depara, Congolese Photographer

Congolese master photographer Jean Depara captured the nightlife, music, and...

Billy Al Bengston: Art in Motion

Pop artist Billy Al Bengston raced motorcycles to make a living while creating...

Martin Munkacsi

A pioneer photographer of sports, fashion, and celebrities, Martin Munkacsi's...

The Ride: Revival Cycles Landspeeder

Revival Cycles dug deep into BMW history for inspiration on their Landspeeder...

The Current: Eff You See Eye

The UCI sets the rules for sanctioned bicycle racing the world over. Robert...

Luigi Colani: The Future Is Now

The Swiss designer Luigi Colani focussed on erotic, streamlined shapes, and was...

Gallery: Heidi Zumbrun

If there's every age, sex, and color, and every kind of motorcycle, it must be...