Zines come in all shapes and sizes! I’m compiling a zine for BIKE ART!
Working in a bicycle cooperative has been great for honing in on my bike repair skills, but I want to start encouraging myself and others to make more art out of our unusable bike parts. I encourage you to go to your local bicycle co-op or shops and gather ideas, and ask what they do with their unusable bike supplies?? Ask if you could have some to play around with, for a small donation or for free!
Some ideas include jewelry, bike tube wallets, fork T.P. holders, jewelry display wheels. The list goes on! What do you make or want to see in this booklet??
The way I see this being compiled is by bike part and their potential future uses…
HUBS—candle holder, container, rolley wheel thing, business card holder
SPOKES—S hooks, bracelets, metal flower stems, mobile hanger
WHEELS—chandeliers, compost lid, clock, fence, plant holder
-email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Bike ART Zine)
-Bike Art Projects and How-to Guides that people can follow. Step-by-step photos are encouraged if they help but not mandatory!
-Images of finished projects and What they are
-The more accessible the better! (ie. using available tools/parts vs welding, though I would love welding suggestions!). These will be crafts that we can teach at Art Workshops and hopefully folks can make at their own homes.
Sometime 2012! I want to gather as much as possible, so we’ll give this a few months, but the sooner the better as with anything!! That will even give you time to learn something new and then share it with us!
Thank you Bicycle Comrades!!