A fixation with great printing, lovely paper and a slightly unhealthy obsession with stationery and art supplies seem to go hand in hand with holding a security pass to the front doors of RBHQ, so it’s no surprise we’re amassing a bit of a collection of art and design books. We’re always on the lookout for inspiring, art filled tomes to add to the RedBubble office bookshelf, so you can imagine our delight when we came across our latest find.
Bike Art: Bicycles In Art Around The World is a beautifully presented, 256 page homage to the bicycle and a bit of a revelatory read. Its hardback covers are bursting with amazing art and design, and we have to admit we weren’t conscious of just how much inspiration this this two-wheeled mode of transport has provided to artists of all genres. The amount of work in this book is simply staggering.
Author Kiriakos Iosifides, part of Greek artist collective Carpe Diem, has has compiled over 900 artworks from a range of international artists including Swoon, Catherine Mackey, Taliah Lempert, Mike Giant, Boris Indrikov, Jennifer Davis, Kevin Cyr, Duane Flatmo and many more. With chapters devoted to sculpture, design, illustration, street art, paintings, tattoos as well as art that decorates bike frames of all shapes and sizes, you’d be hard pressed to find something that doesn’t excite even those who have only a passing interest in the world of cycling. Here’s a sneak peek:
Please Note: Giveaway Now Closed. If you’re a keen cyclist, a fixie fanatic or just fancy browsing through over 900 inspirational artworks, we’ve got two copies of Bike Art: Bicycles In Art Around The World to give away. To be in the running, we’d like you to engage in a spot of good, old-fashioned favoriting. Simply find an impressive, bicycle-inspired artwork by another RedBubble artist (preferably one that you think deserves more attention), add it to your favorites, then link us to your favorites in the comments below. Need help? See our handy guide on posting images and links.
AND THE WINNERS ARE: Congratulations to Tatefox and David Isaacson who have each scored a copy of Bike Art – Bicycles In Art Around The World. Thanks to everyone who took part. We had a great time browsing through your favorite images!