David Byrne Creates Movable Typographic Bike Racks In Brooklyn
Bike racks tend to blend into the background of a city, hiding away in plain sight. What if they instead stood proud as representatives of a city’s personality and culture?
In 2008 musician and avid cyclist David Byrne created a series of bike racks installed across New York. From a high heeled shoe placed on a busy shopping street to a silent black pup calmly waiting outside, New Yorkers could lock their cycles to public art.
Four years on the artist has finally made his way to Brooklyn. Commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Byrnes returns with typographic bicycle racks that embrace the city’s identity as home to the creative hip.
The “letters” of each rack are movable, meaning that they can be swapped out and moved around to spell different words. Unveiled on Tuesday 8/21 the first word Bryne chose to spell was “Pink Crown:”
David Byrne // Brooklyn Academy of Music // BAM Press Release
Craig's earliest experimentation took the form of street portraiture, an endeavor that helped him perfect his flair for replicating the human figure and afforded the budding artist a sense of economic autonomy. He saved money he earned during this stint for school and supplies. Though he always planned to pursue a formal art education, Craig continued to develop technically and conceptually through his own diligent studies.
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