Velo, a new book

Just got word from Harry Schwartzman of the upcoming New York Bike Jumble swapmeet, about a new book coming out from a German publisher, Gestalten.

Velo: Bicycle Culture and Design

Here’s a quick description: Velo introduces a wild bunch of passionate cyclists – frame builders, urban planners, artists, photographers, and those who ride professionally – who are making an impact. They are not only shaping styles, but promoting cycling as a primary form of transport. The book also explores the aesthetic of today’s cycling culture and presents custom-made frames and art bikes as well as a selection of contemporary illustration and design influenced by the cycling movement. Geared toward anyone who has a personal or professional interest in cycling, Velo is the fast lane into a current topic that is both entertaining and socially relevant. More here.

They used some photos from last year’s bike jumble booth by amazing photographer: Keiko Niwa who will be on hand this Sunday at the next Jumble, taking more great shots. Definitely come by and get a photo with you and your ride and you may end up on a German book about the incredible things people are doing with bike and bike accesories.

I just love what they chose for the back cover, Helmet art by Danielle Baskin. Danielle custom paints designs on helmets and more of her work can be viewed on her site:

Also featuring some more of Keiko’s photos of Harry (lower) and Alan Sikiric (Middle right) from

You can pre-order a copy from Amazon here.

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