Archive for August, 2011

ARTCRANK London – print teaser

A quick teaser for the print that I have created for the ARTCRANK London show on Friday at Look Mum No Hands.

Boneshaker Magazine Issue 6 sneaky peek

We are pleased as punch to say that Issue 6 is at the printers and we’re stoked with how it’s turned out. We will be selling the magazine for the first time at ARTCRANK London on Friday 19th August, so come on down and pick up your copy. We will also be giving away a free postcard set with the first 100 copies sold…

More info to come on our part in the Artcrank show and a sneaky peek at our entry into the exhibition….


Boneshaker sponsors Artcrank London

We are proud and very excited to announce that we are sponsoring this years ARTCRANK London on at Look Mum No Hands. We have a limited edition print available as part of the show and we are working up a free collaborative print to accompany the first 200 poster sales.

On the day, we will also be selling issue 6 of Boneshaker Magazine from both our own Boneshaker area and the main poster sales table…. and it will be the FIRST CHANCE TO BUY THE MAGAZINE. We will also have some Boneshaker t-shirts and limited edition musette bags for sale. More details to follow on our involvement in a separate post, but here some more from the guys at ARTCRANK:

Last year, Look Mum No Hands played host to the first-ever ARTCRANK London, a show of bike-inspired poster artwork by UK artists. The show’s opening night party drew crowds that spilled out on to Old Street late into the evening, and sent most of them home with posters. On Friday, August 19, the 2011 edition of ARTCRANK London will return to Look Mum No Hands with a new set of original, limited-edition bike posters.

According to Chris Verbick, who teamed up with ARTCRANK founder Charles Youel to bring the show to London after participating as an artist in the U.S., the connection between bikes and art is no accident. “Graphic artists and designers fell in love with stripped-down bikes long before they became pop culture icons.” While artists often had economic motivations for getting around on two wheels, Verbick says there’s an aesthetic connection as well: “Bicycles are simple, beautiful machines, and riding a bike is like an open invitation to be creative.”

There’s a charitable dimension to the show as well: ARTCRANK has teamed up with The Otesha Project UK to raise awareness and funds for the organization. Otesha uses bicycle tours to bring young people together and teach them about creating social and environmental change through grassroots advocacy. ARTCRANK’s Youel says, “A big part of ARTCRANK’s mission is to support organizations that use cycling to make positive change in the world. We worked with Otesha on last year’s show, and we’re proud to support what they’re doing in the UK.” This year’s ARTCRANK London will feature posters by 24 UK artists, including the graphic talents behind The Ride Journal and boneshaker. The Opening Night Party on Friday, August 19 will include beer and food, as well as giveaways from Yelp London and ARTCRANK London tee shirts by White Duck Screenprint. Admission is free, and all copies of all posters will be available for £30.00 each.

The show will continue at Look Mum No Hands through Friday, September 2


Smut! Bikes!

Boneshaker’s nervously joining forces for one night of the upcoming Bike Smut UK tour. We’re not advocates of the porn industry (far from it) but this looks like a lot of fun, with a lot of bikes. The Bristol leg brings a 24-hr mini-bike endurance race, bike dancing from Les Velobici, live music from Pip the Human Jukebox (as seen at Glastonbury Festival, Shambala and The Secret Garden party) and Minotaur Shock (as in the electronic wonder signed to to 4AD), plus a bicycle art market, DJs and plenty of pedal-powered silliness. Not forgetting the Smut part – screenings of erotic bicycle  films…


Also at:

Sun 7 Aug Passing Clouds Dalston London  E8 4AA

Thur 11-Sat 13 Aug The Motorcycle Showroom  Stokes Croft Bristol

Sun 14 Aug: Yard Theatre 41 Old Birley Street Hulme Manchester M15 5RF

Tue 16 Aug: Gash Worx #2 2 Roscoe St Liverpool

Fri 19 Aug: Birmingham

Sat 20 & Sun 21 Aug:  SuperNormal Festival Braizers Park, Oxfordshire – www.supernornalfestival.co.uk

Wed 23 Aug Pedallers Arms Leeds

Saturday 27 Aug: The Forest Edinburgh

Tue 30 Aug: Bar Wotever London

Wed 31 Aug: ReWorks 9-11 Harvest Way Cambridge

Fri 2 Sep: The Malborough Theatre Brighton