Thursday, August 20, 2009

Designer Bikes

Kaws, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Marc Newson, Yoshitomo Nara, and Damien Hirst have designed six “STAGES” bikes as “a unique celebration of human potential inspired by Lance and dedicated to the fight against cancer.” On October 2nd, the bikes will be auctioned off in New York City with proceeds benefitting The Lance Armstrong Foundation.

These are all beautiful in their own way but I think the Shepard Fairey design outshines the others. Hirst is really a strange pick for this project considering his work usually focuses so much on death. Even though butterflies have been found in his work in the past I’m not really a fan in this case.

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