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Kevin O’Callaghan’s students at the School of Visual Arts, New York, recently used bikes to deliver a message instead of packages or pizza.

Each semester, O’Callaghan provides a set of objects as a starting point—phone booths, typewriters, M16 rifles—and an intentionally open-ended project brief. Special Delivery, the most recent show to come out of the class, used Huffy bicycles.

In a nod to the cyclists who zip around New York’s streets at all hours, O’Callaghan asked students to design bikes that could each deliver a specific message. Sherry Leung’s bicycle, for example, alludes to the challenge of using water sustainably; Steve Pellegrino’s bike is particularly apropos for this election year. Transforming literal vehicles into figurative ones teaches a lesson about the communicative functions of design.

(via Object Lessons | Metropolis Magazine)

Very cool. Click to embiggen.

      WCBS in New York is suggesting that bike lanes enable terrorism

"A Second Avenue bike lane is next to the Israeli consulate, leaving many wondering what would happen if a man on a bike were a terrorist.”

brianvan:

I stay away from the ad hominems and slurs usually, but Marcia Kramer is a Westchester princess tank-driving Mary Kay-crusted bitch. People like her are why cyclists are getting beaten and killed by aggressive drivers. Two in the past week! (Plus another 3 pedestrians) She’s been making these reports for years, inciting hysterics over shared roadways, safe infrastructure, and everyday citizens just trying to get around (who aren’t suburban SUV jockeys).