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Old 01-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #705
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Been giving thought to what this bike should look like. I've always loved maps simply as a collection of meaningful lines so I've decided to let my two coasts provide the artwork. I've been playing with downloading open source maps and while I've managed to get a screens worth of data I don't quite know how to export it into a large enough file to be useful for a graphic. I'll figure it out though. Each side will be a map depiction of each coast as it relates to me. Here's the NYC side of the bike which is the "right" coast and the right side. It is the area from Brooklyn, where I lived and have my studio, through lower manhattan to my shop in NJ. It's abstract and yet meaningful. I like it.

I tried it in white as well which looked very cool too but orange seems to blend more as a graphic and read less as a map. It almost looks like circuitry.


PS Like that better Johnny? Obviously this is a tip of the hat to Deadly whose bike was so pretty.
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