Monday, 12:33pm
1 November 2010

Graphic cycle

john ridpath
the events department
Graphic design
Visual culture

An exhibition of artwork that takes the bicycle as its visual muse

The Art of Cycling, a new exhibition of bike-themed artwork, opened today at London’s Frameless Gallery. Artist/designer James Straffon created the work, adopting a ‘pop art approach to capturing the multi-faceted legacy of the bike’.

In 2006 Straffon founded NÖ Endeavour , an online journal of cycling stories, commentary and photography, and has written for - and submitted artwork to - cycling magazine The Ride.


In the new issue of Eye, I spoke to The Ride, and three other cycling publications, about designers’ love for bicycles (see ‘Two Wheels Good’). Andrew Diprose, who designs The Ride, commented: ‘Designers are tied up with craft; bikes are such a feast from fabrication to decoration’. The Art of Cycling, open until this Sunday, offers another snapshot of the bicycle as visual muse.





1 > 7 November 2010
The Art of Cycling
Frameless Gallery
20 Clerkenwell Green
London, EC1R 0DP

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