bicycle drawings reimagined in 3D
Do you know what a bicycle looks like? Of course you do. At least you think you do. You’re pretty sure; there’s a couple of wheels, a couple of tubes, some handlebars… on second thought, bicycle drawings are hard.
Do you really know what a bicycle looks like? Could you draw the perfect mountain bike, BMX or a road bike completely from memory? You might think so, but if Italian artist Gianluca Gimini’s genius latest project is anything to go by, there’s a good chance you’re wrong.
Gianluca is an art director, photographer and product designer based in Bologna in Italy. Back in 2009 he ran a project called ‘Velocipedia’; where he would ask people bicycle drawings produced completely from memory and then 3D render the results.
“A single designer could not invent so many new bike designs in 100 lifetimes and this is why I look at this collection in such awe”