A while back I decided I wanted to make an alphabet book wherein each letter had a pattern of things that started with that letter. I did one for “A” a month ago and finally got around to doing “B” today. At this rate, it’s going to take a long time to finish… I might have to step up my alphabet game.
Some people aren’t happy about the NYC Bike Share—Dorothy Rabinowitz, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member, is one of angriest. When asked about her objection to Citi Bike, she responded, “Do not ask me to enter the mind of the totalitarians running this government of the city,” “Envision what happens when you get a government that is run by an autocratic mayor, or other leader, and a government, before which you are helpless. The Daily Show did a hilarious segment on the bike sharing outrage. In response, to Rabinowitz’s statement, Jon Steward commented, “It’s just fucking bikes, lady.” So… I had to draw that, right? Watch the segment here: Full Pedal Racket – Citi Bike – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 06/06/13
Today I remembered that I never did an “All My Bikes” drawing for my STA-L. Don’t tell my other bikes, but this one is my favorite. It was custom made for me by Standard Byke Co. in Davenport, Iowa! Support companies that make their products here, in the United States.
Chris Piascik is a New England artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. With 8 years of professional experience at award-winning firms in New England, he is currently working as a freelance designer and illustrator, and just presented his 6th solo exhibition. He holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he has moonlighted as an instructor of design courses. In 2008, the American Institute of Graphic Arts selected his poster design as a winning entry for its Get Out the Vote campaign. His other recognitions include Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judges Award and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as a BoNE award from the AIGA. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print and Communication Arts, the Logo Lounge series, Typography Essentials and Lettering, Beyond Computer Graphics and Bike Art: Bicycles in Art Around the World. Previous clients include: Chronicle Books, Nike, Goodbyn, Mayer Hawthorne, Odyssey, Gnarls Barkley, Monolith Music Festival, Eat Boston, and Theaterworks.