A poster party for the capital's cyclists
Artcrank brings affordable bike art to the pedalling masses
In what promises to be a treat for fans of cycle-based art, a display of bike-related posters will go on show and on sale at the Look Mum No Hands café-bar and workshop in London today.
The Artcrank show is the brainchild of Minneapolis-based Charles Youel, an advertising professional who launched the project during a career break three years ago. Through Artcrank he co-ordinates with local artists and graphic designers in different host communities asking them to create bike poster art which is then displayed, gallery-style, in cycling venues.
“I typically ask 30 to 35 artists in a community to design and print around 30 posters each which we put on display in spaces with a connection to cycling and hopefully sell. The posters are all priced at £20 or under so they're very affordable”