A group of young artists in Slovenia have breathed new life into 20 old bicycles by transforming them into unique works of art that can still do what they were designed to do – get ridden by people.
The artists, who belong to the Multpraktik Collective, took ten days to complete the project which had been commissioned by local mobile phone company Orto – the link, so far as we can work out, is that bicycles and cellphones are both ‘mobile devices.’
Orto has a page on its website dedicated to the project with pictures and background on all of the bikes – Google Translate may come in useful here – which the mobile phone company has made available as competition prizes to its followers on Facebook and Twitter.
The artists involved on the project also produced a video showing some of the work they undertook to transform the bikes.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.