Posted in music on August 22, 2012

Bike Racks

BAM just revealed two new bike racks today designed by David Byrne (who has designed bike racks in the past). The racks were manufactured by Dero Nike Racks, are bright blue, and are in the shapes of letters with one spelling "pink crown" and the other spelling "micro lip."

"What a thrill to be invited to design more bike racks for NYC," says Byrne. "I get to BAM fairly often, and the existing racks are often full, so it's great that there will now be more. When designing these bike racks, I wondered how I could make something that was modular, yet variable--a design that wouldn't always look the same and could vary depending on season and placement. I realized that a few very basic shapes--a semi circle, a line, and a V shape--would allow one to make a good percentage of the letters of our alphabet. With help and advice from Dero Bike Racks, we figured out how these components could be easily and quickly swapped out to spell different words. For example, the letters could spell out the productions at BAM or any random message for that matter."
As mentioned, David Byrne is putting out a collaborative album with St. Vincent called Love This Giant on September 11 and will be touring in support of it. That tour hits NYC on September 25 and 26 at Beacon Theatre and Spetember 29 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets to all three shows are still available.

As mentioned last week, BAM is opening a new venue, BAM Fisher, next month during the Next Wave Festival.

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Tags: BAM, David Byrne

Comments (17)

"Tickets to all three shows are still available."

womp womp

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 2:23 PM

Slow news day huh?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 2:25 PM

Can't wait till they get rid of those damn bike lanes that clog up this city.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 2:34 PM

FUCKING POINTLESS

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 2:40 PM

I submitted that exact same design, and they give David Byrne credit for it? Not fair!

Posted by A Fucking Retard | August 22, 2012 2:41 PM

He should be CEO of Apple, what with his "off-center" ways of doing things.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 2:52 PM

Incidentally "micro lip" and "pink crown" are both sex moves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 3:23 PM

the 2nd and 5th letter look like you can just slip lock of easily without even needing to break lock or chain. Isn't the point of this to keep bikes safe?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 3:56 PM

and the R looks like a wast of space as the top can not be used unless bike is vertical.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 3:57 PM

naive pedaly

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 4:10 PM

Look at that hipster. It's probably some imported fixed gear bike, too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 4:10 PM

Who

Gives

A

Shit?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 4:54 PM

His first bike rack design spelled "oversized suit"

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 5:18 PM

This post is stupid but 3:56 is a moron

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 6:21 PM

he design one where when he sit on it goes up his bum

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 10:56 PM

not important

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2012 11:49 AM

Cool big racks.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 2:53 PM

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