Locus Architecture is making art – and a difference – as we gear up for ARTCRANK. A poster show dominated by graphic designers and artists, LOCUS secured an invitation to the 2009 show from ARTCRANK founder Charles Youel.
Curious about the LOCUS posters? Want to do the right thing? Crank your way to the opening night party, buy one of our posters, and help a Twin Cities’ youth get a bike. Party Details: One On One Bicycle Studio, Minneapolis, Saturday April 4th, 7pm – for even more details, see the ARTCRANK link above. Get there early, it’s well attended, and you should get your hands on one of these.
As we often do, we decided that if we didn’t make it complicated, it wouldn’t be fun for us. We enlisted a number of Twin Cities bike people to “sign” one-off posters with tread signatures. This proved to be an organizational mountain, and required more than a couple dozen trial runs to find the right process, but the results have been well worth it. We’ll sell the posters at the show (ARTCRANK RULE #1 – no poster more than thirty bucks), with all the profit from our posters going to Full Cycle, an outreach program that offers free bikes to local homeless and at-risk youth.
This past Friday night, Locus hosted the first group of cyclists to cruise, bunny-hop, spin, and twirl across the initial couple dozen posters at the Northrup King Building (some examples above).
THANKS! to BIRCHWOOD CAFE for bringing bread-n-spread. If consumption is any measure, it was awesome. As a thank you, we asked Anna from Birchwood to sign the first poster.
A second THANKS! to Todd Thyberg of ANGEL BOMB DESIGN for contributing his letter press expertise to the poster layout.
And, last but not least, a resounding round of applause to Debbie Woodward of the Northrup King Building for opening up Suite 332 for the signings.
Not knowing what we were going to get, we’re thrilled with the initial results. If your curious about the makings of a bicycling signature, we’ll be making more on Monday, March 30th, in the alley behind One On One. We’ll be there from 5-7 pm.
Bikes bring us together. Be a part of it.