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Motorcycle Art: Gianmarco Magnani of Silence Television

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Peruvian artist Gianmarco Magnani has just released a series of motorcycle art prints featuring vintage machinery, and they’re knockouts: A mix of retro motorcycle manual illustration, cutting-edge typography and inspired line drawings. (A key influence is Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s sketches of Kaneda’s motorcycle from the movie Akira). Magnani prints his work on premium 270 gm photo…

Felix Götze rocking horse

A little bit of fun for the weekend: German designer Felix Götze has created this rocking horse from old motorcycle parts. Apparently it’s for a little lad called Otto Komei, who is fascinated by the choppers coming out of the workshop opposite his house. Götze installed a two-stroke thumper of 150 cc with a slash-cut…

Cay Brøndum: Harley Lamp

The world is full of tacky motorcycle-themed nick-nacks, but this surreal lamp sculpture appeals to our sense of humor. The designer is Cay Brøndum, a Danish artist and occasional Wrenchmonkees collaborator. It’s the front end of a Harley-Davidson, and could grace the living room of even the most discerning Copenhagen architect. Cay has just started…

Steve Dunn

The English artist Steve Dunn is making a name for himself via commissions from international clients such as the Vintage Motorcycle Club. Dunn’s technique and sombre backgrounds work best with the simpler lines of older motorbikes, such as the 1962 Manx Norton shown above. We also like his 1939 Excelsior Manxman and ‘Slippery Sam‘, a…

Conrad Leach

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Paper Craft Yamaha SR400

We’ve always had a soft spot for the Yamaha SR400: thirty years old and still going strong. So we love this origami scale model of…

2006 Chicara Art 1 Classic

The Japanese artist Chicara Nagata won the Grand Prize in the 2006 World Championship of Custom Bike Building. His latest bikes are now on display…