Thursday, September 17, 2009

David Byrne Rides a Bike

What's with hipsters and bicycles? Celebrated musician David Byrne doesn't have your stadard utility bike, though. He has this contraption, this bicycle, that folds up. Once he started riding it around cities, he was hooked. Suddenly, he saw the world in a whole new way. He began keeping a diary and taking photographs of all that he saw while he was on tour. The Bicycle Diaries is the two-decades-in-the-making result.

A resident of the Big Apple, Byrne recently worked with the New York City Department of Transportation and PaceWildenstein to fashion several new bike racks. For a list of locations and photographs, go here.

For more information on his previous books, go here.

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