Street artists and frame builders have had a symbiotic relationship for a while now. Remember Toronto’s La Carrera’s Shop? They collaborated with graffiti artists Futura 2000 and Stash along with Italian legend Colnago in 2007:
Then in 2009, The OBEY guy, Shepard Fairy designed a Tour de France Trek for some guy named Lance:
Obviously this is an extension of urban street culture meshing with the fixed gear & messenger urban sports scenes. I mean if your going to paint a frame…
EINE is best known for making block letters in various fonts:
Here is some press about this latest bike art.
Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce our collaboration with Ben EINE for the Red Hook Crit this year. EINE is a world renowned graffiti artist who has collaborated with Banksy and has work hanging in the White House. Ben will be hand painting the two iconic Stanridge High Street frames that will be raced during this years Red Hook series.
The custom bikes will be piloted by elite cyclocross racer Katie Arnold, and previous Red Hook winner Evan Murphy. Look for more from Stanridge as the bikes are done and race day approaches.
The 7th annual Red Hook Crit will be held on the mean streets of Red Hook Brooklyn on Saturday, March 29th. There will be a 5K race, Men’s and Woman’s laps race.
Registration is open now. Sign up here.