Urban Velo

100 Hoopties – Upcycled Art

lucahaCyclist and graphic designer (which comes first?), Jennifer Beatty, is creating posters for the 100 days series using upcycled bike parts. Each poster is a rendition of various pop culture images, some a part of everyday culture and others more obscure fine art representations. The posters use bicycle materials pulled from the bicycle version of a “hooptie”, as Beatty defines,

1: A bicycle with at least one part dangling off that has duct tape holding it together and/or makes you aware of its impending arrival by the volume of the squeal coming from the petrified brake pads or lack there of.

2: A Huffy or Murray mountain bike with three broken spokes and the shift lever unattached, commonly ridden by New York City food delivery riders.

One poster is made every day for 100 days, which will end on July 15th. You can see each new poster as it is created here.
pipe 1 tron

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

View all posts by Scott Spitz →

One Comment

  1. '100 Hoopties' Design Challenge Pairs Pop Culture Icons with Old Bike Parts - PSFKJuly 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    [...] 100 Hoopties [h/t] Graphic Art News, School of Visual Arts in NYC, Design Your Trust, Urban Velo [...]

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Product News

City Reports