Published December 1, 2010
Cycling , Good idea , Graphics , Inspirational , Products
Tags: bike, colour, cycle, drawing machine, Joseph Griffiths, Markers, Pantone, Sharpie
To follow on from my previous post, here’s another on a similarly colourful theme. I give you Joseph Griffiths’ Drawing Machine.
It’s simple, no nonsense name coupled with the Wallace-and-Gromit-esque styling and assembly is exactly what the concept is about. Deliberately not over engineered, and being still a little rough around the edges, plays right into the method and final execution of the art.
You really don’t need too many words to convey the simplistic beauty of this product, if any at all, so I’ll just leave it there and let you imagine the artistic mischief you could get up to on those plain white walls in your hallway, whilst casually toning your calf muscles.
Art as you exercise has started a whole host of ideas streaming in my head, just imagine a whole peloton of these lined up in front of freshly white-washed walls and armed with Sharpies and Pantone markers. Amazing.
Published November 16, 2009
Cycling , Uncategorized
Tags: CTC, cycle, SMIDSY
As a keen cyclist I think Stop SMIDSY is a pretty good idea.
Stop all that ‘Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You’, because sometimes sorry just isn’t enough and, sadly, it’s becoming more and more frequent.
“Bad driving intimidates and harms innocent people. Cyclists and pedestrians are particularly endangered by negligent or aggressive driving because we’re not encased in a few tonnes of metal every time we set out on the roads.”
The site campaigns for cyclists, and pedestrians, to report accidents and near misses when experiencing bad driving. The idea is to collect and share these stories to “build the political will to change how society deals with bad driving.”
The campaign is endorsed by the CTC, so spread the word.