Cinelli has a rich history of bringing together the worlds of art and bicycle. The Cinelli Art Program continues this tradition with a collaboration series featuring limited edition product designs by the world's most exciting contemporary artists. Discover the latest collaborations.
For Russian-Armenian designer Tigran Avestisyan, coming up with new ideas is a meaningful process of challenging himself and his pre-conceived ideas. His work is conceptual and explores the nature of fashion garments as marketed commodities. His aesthetics reflects his take on fashion – self-reflexive and full of humor. With a background in Product Design, Tigran treats clothing as a product and medium for creating subversive and thought-provoking styles. Learn more here: https://tigran.no/
From the itsnicethat blog by Owen Pritchard: Jody defines himself as “an awkward character” and questions his own suitability for straightforward commercial projects. “I’m more likely to change styles four times a day and have sixteen opinions about everything,” he says. “It’s frankly a wonder I’ve managed to last this long really. I still work with the Big Active agency in London and their seemingly eternal patience with my wayward and unconfined energies is worthy of some kind of care award.” This hasn’t stopped the work coming in however, his ability to combine typography and illustration has resulted in commissions from Andreas Wellnitz studio in Berlin and from The New York Times. His work never shies away from tackling issues such as mental health, climate change and drug issues. Learn more at his website https://www.jodybarton.com/
ANA BENAROYA is an artist from New Jersey, USA. She loves muscular women and men, bright colors, hot sauce, and coffee. Her work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Ana has also contributed artwork designs for New York’s Lincoln Center, The New Yorker, ABC World News Tonight. She’s the author of the book “120 Ways to annoy your mother” published with Thames and Hudson. Learn more at her web site https://www.anabenaroya.com/
SAMMY BINKOW was born, raised, and works in the San Fernando Valley. He has been heavily influenced by the culture, images, colors, vibrance and attitude of Southern California. Through the use of collage, painting, sculpture, illustration, animation and clothing he tries to examine the values of current culture and to highlight the joy in the search for meaning in everyday life/things. Learn more at his website https://www.sammybinkow.com/
LOUIE CORDERO was born in 1978 in Manila, Philippines and is currently based in Malabon. He’s an award-winning painter, sculptor and creator of Nardong Tae, a self-published underground comic series. Cordero is a graduate of the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines and held a residency in the United States at the Vermont Studio Center (2003) and in Thailand at the Bangkok University Gallery (2015). He’s a recipient of numerous awards including the Thirteen Artists Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines (2006). Fascinated with kitschy outsider aesthetics and colonial-era left overs, acrylic has became Cordero’s medium of choice in painting since 2005 as he turned towards the super-flat aesthetics of spray painted Philippine jeepneys and the other waning commercial art forms. Learn more at his website https://www.instagram.com/lolobuko/
He calls himself a “motion graphic designer” and he lives in Buenos Aires. Self thought, he acquired knowledge working in almost every aspect of the visual communication world. Graphic Design, Editing, Color Grading, Post Production, Compositing and 2D and 3D animation. He has worked on ad campaigns for many of the world's top companies in the field of communications, fashion (including Gucci) and indie music, creating videos. He has taught courses in universities and collaborated with various festivals and events on computer and digital art, where he is considered an outstanding innovator. Learn more at his website https://www.estebandiacono.com/
Jeremy is a long time friend of Cinelli and his artwork is mainly about storytelling and communication, told through a library of characters and symbols. With an emphasis on finding a balance with the imagery somewhere between all things cute and creepy. Jeremy is based in North Beach aka little italy, and has lived in San Francisco for the last 20 years. Learn more at his website https://sillypinkbunnies.com/
Legendary artist and long-time urban cyclist, Futura was born in New York in 1955 and started painting in the early ’70s when the genre of graffti – as a formal artistic canon - was yet to be coined. He soon became a game changer, introducing abstractionism in graffti art, beyond the then prevailing letter based style. In 1982 he joined The Clash for the Combat Rock tour and created artwork for them. By the late ’80s he had become a leading light in New York's downtown gallery golden age, mixing with the likes of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. Since the ’60s his passion for steel-made human-powered machines has been growing steadily. “My love for cycling began when I was a child. In the late ‘80s I was a bike messenger in New York City riding on a fixed frame. Over the following decades, and after logging thousands of miles, I have consistently followed the grand tours, and have forever been a fan of this passionate sport. The opportunity to create a kit for CINELLI is beyond a dream come true. It’s a gift from God”. In 1997 McGurr started his own design studio, Futura Laboratories, collaborating with such brands as Nike, Uniqlo, Supreme and Levi’s. This Collection is studio’s latest creation. Explore Futura Laboratories on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/futuralaboratories/
His artwork has been exhibited in places like New York, Berlin, Bali, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo and London. As well as drawing and designing, he enjoys directing and creating animations and has done quite a lot of stuff for ads and music videos recently. Some of companies that he has done work for include: Vans, Adidas, Patagonia, The BBC, The Guardian, Absolut, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Deus Ex Machina, Cinelli, Penguin books, Ray Ban, Nike, Beams Japan and Lacoste as well as stuff for lots of bands, skateboards and record companies. Learn more at his website https://steviegee.com/
In 1979 he started publishing comics on a regular basis in the major specialized magazines (Frigidaire, Linus, Alter, Dolce Vita, Cyborg, Nova Express, Blue), soon becoming one of the points of reference for the “bizarre” comics. In 1980 he started a music activity that drove him to create several indie music bands. He has since concentrated on his musical activities as solo artist. In 1981, together with Vittore Baroni and Piermario Ciani he took part in the multimedia network project TRAX, the forerunner of the future activities of subversive Luther Blisset. Then he began a constant artistic performing activity which led him to a series of exhibition events in Italy, America, Greece, Portugual an Switzerland. In 1985 he took an interest in design and launched into a collaboration with some of the major architecture offices in Milan (Sottsass, Mendini, Thun). He also created designs for the well-known brands such as Memphis, Swatch, Artemide, Alessi. He designed carpets, laminated materials, illustrations for fashion magazines, web sites, fabrics, virtual carachters, created TV theme songs, ceramics, and he is now working for graphic novels, editorial projects, new design objects, art exhibitions and music production in Italy and around the world. Learn more at his website www.massimogiacon.com
In the late 2000s, with increasing excitement over the fixed-gear movement, and in particular over Cinelli’s collaborations and friendship’s with MASH and RVCA, Cinelli President Antonio Colombo found himself traveling to California more and more frequently and socializing in the new scene created around these bicycles. On one of these trips in 2008 he met Mike Giant, already a world-renowned tattoo artist working more and more in illustration. As well as being an avid everyday rider, Mike had an extremely strong interest in fixed gear bikes, their subversive politics, and the kids riding them. In Antonio Colombo he found not only an eager and willing patron for his art (Giant would have a show at the Colombo’s Milanese gallery in February 2010), but also a vehicle for bringing his drawings into explicit contact with the fixed-gear movement on a global level. Learn more at his web site www.mikegiant.com/
H.O.T.O.N. or Håvard Olav Tryti from Oslo, Norway is a graduate of the National Academy of Fine arts in Norway. He’s a passionate lover of the eurostyle road cycling culture, and expresses himself through video, music, graphic design and photography, and even makes few thousand km’s in the saddle every year. Being born in Norway, he still can prove 3% Italian blood, originated from the Baldani family in Venezia. And that latin blood, really makes the difference. His take on the strict and holy rules of cycling are just so tongue in cheek as needed, and its loaded with curiosity and creativity. Go explore H.O.T.O.N at: Instagram, Spotify and Youtube. https://www.instagram.com/h.o.t.o.n/
YOON HYUP is a Korean artist currently based in New York City. In early 2000s, Yoon started to paint walls outside and do live paintings with DJs, Yoon explored the spontaneous painting style using lines and dots inspired by skateboarding, also alongside the improvisational music like jazz, funk and hip hop. Through years of experiences, Yoon’s artwork has emerged as it’s renowned visuals comprising abstract patterns and urban landscapes. From gallery exhibitions, public art projects to collaborations with brands, Yoon Hyup interacts with a broader audience. Today, his work is exhibited globally in cities like New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Sebastián. Learn more at his website https://yoonhyup.com/
Mattia Mambo is a tattoo artist from the outskirts of Milan. He became famous for having invented the "destrutturato" style of tattooing, characterised by a design with a thick and graphic black line combined with shapes of colour that complete the image, telling a story with a strong aesthetic impact. His unique style has allowed him to work in the world's best studios and most prestigious conventions, from NYC to London. Not only a tattoo artist but also a painter, illustrator and aspiring designer, Mambo's "destrutturato" style touches upon all disciplines of creativity, transforming objects into unique and recognizable works."
Born in 1966, Barry McGee is arguably the most well-known and influential of the recent surge of artists from the Bay Area to have international success. He was raised in San Francisco, studied painting and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute (graduating in 1991), and continues to live and work in the city. McGee’s boldly graphic, colorful work incorporates a multitude of influences (including, for example, graffiti, American folk art, and Op Art), but is most immediately evocative of the urban street culture from which he hails. Engaging the ways in which the city’s unique vernacular translates into artistic imagery, McGee celebrates the diversity, distinctive characters (one of his well-known motifs is a crawling, sad-sack bum), and neighborhood communities of the inner-city. His work critiques consumerist culture and the constant backdrop of commercialism in everyday interactions; rejecting the billboard and chain store, McGee instead finds inspiration in the seeming randomness of graffiti, the endless uploading of images on the internet, and the creative styling of misfits. McGee’s work succeeds in its sensitive balance between anarchy and collaboration, resulting in environments which immerse the viewer in his singular, yet inclusive, vision. Learn more at his website https://www.ratio3.org/artists/barry-mcgee
Born in Milan, Alessandro Mendini was one of the main faces of the radical design movement during the late 1960s. He made his mark as a designer and an architect with his strong interest for mixing cultures and forms of expression-- from graphics, furniture, paintings, and in writing. He has directed the magazines Casabella, Modo and Domus. He was also awarded the Compasso d’Oro for design (1974, 1981, 2014), The Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France, the Architectural League of New York and the Laurea Honoris Causa at the universities in Mila, Paris, Wroclaw, and Seoul. His work is found in various museums and private collections.
ph. Carlo Lavatori, elaborazione grafica Rudo Menge, Gruninger Museum 2019, Archivio Alessandro Mendini
FULVIA MENDINI was born in 1966 in Milan, where she currently lives and works. Fulvia is the daughter of Alessandro Mendini, the world renowned designer and architect. After obtaining a degree in Illustration and Design at IED, she worked in the Atelier Mendini. She then dedicated herself to painting research. At first her style comes off as very personal and decorative, with a particular interest in nature and pictures. Her paintings are influenced both by the graphic design and illustration for kids and by the tradition of Arts and Crafts. Outside the medium of painting she devoted herself also to creation of jewels, glass and bags. Her works have been on display at Grand Palais de Paris, at Expo International di Taejon in Corea, at Triennale di Milano, at Biennal of Prague, and also in many different international galleries such as Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. She is part of the Byblos Art Hotel collection of Verona and, with some mosaics in the underground station in Naples.
SERGIO MORA is a painter, illustrator and draftsman. Born in Barcelona, Mora has received a Grammy, has collaborated with the famous designer Philippe Starck and has just worked with Gucci. He has published his own comics, and illustrated numerous titles with the best publishers. His work has been exhibited all over the world, from Barcelona to London or New York, passing through Dubai or China, among other places. The magic of Sergio Mora is to cure prejudices, avoid conventions and give us unique experiences full of happiness. A visual dose of Sergio Mora has as beneficial effects as the greatest concentrate based on dreams and desire pulp that we are capable of imagining. Learn more at his website https://sergiomora.com/
Soo-Min Park is the person behind one of cycling’s most unique Instagram accounts @pixel_bike. Hailing from Korea, Park has made a name for himself in the peloton by designing truly unique portraits of cyclists and bicycles from across the world of cycling. See his Instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/pixel_bike/
Russ Pope’s art draws from the social and political environment surrounding him in his daily life. Pope’s inspirations have been skateboarding, music and the creative, interesting people he encounters daily. His bold strokes, finite doodles and striking paintings are characterized by faces, still lifes and humorous events. From the early days in Central California skateboarding, drawing and attending punk shows, to his current life in New England, Russ has processed life and his interactions with his world through the prism of a pen and a paintbrush. Learn more at his website https://www.russpope.com/
Product designer and artist, born in the 1983, Elena Salmistraro lives and works in Milan. She works as a designer and artist/illustrator for the leading companies in the creative industry, including Apple, Disney, Vitra, Lavazza, Alessi, Bosa, Seletti, De Castelli, Cc-Tapis, Moooi, Timberland, Replay, LondonArt, Lithea, Emmemobili, Luisa Via Roma, Yoox, NasonMoretti, Texturae, Stone Ita-liana, and many others. Besides, she collaborates with prestigious Art and Design Galleries, such as Dilmos, Rossana Orlandi, Camp Design Gallery, Subalterno1 and Secondome. In 2017 she was awarded with the “Best Emerging Designer Award” at Salone del Mobile- “Salone del Mobile Milano Award”. In 2018 she was appointed Ambassador of Brera Design District for FuoriSalone in the occasion of Milan Furniture Fair and for this circumstance she designed an installation in collaboration with Timberland in the very heart of the district. In 2018 in the occasion of Marmomac -Verona, International marble fair, she was awarded with the “Icon Award” with the project Marea, in collaboration with Vicentina Marmi Elena Salmistraro’s works have been displayed at major Italian and international design industry fairs, including Salone Internazionale del Mobile - Milano, Maison&Objet - Paris, Marmomac - Verona, Cersaie - Bologna), Stockholm furniture and light fair - Stockholm. Learn more at her website: https://www.elenasalmistraro.com/
Brazilian-born street artist that has dedicated her life to art, having as inspiration the essence of the multi-diverse cultural background that she comes from. Her aim is to blend all the different inputs which we are confronted with every day in an apparently chaotic yet perfectly organized structure, while adopting strong colors that represent her personality and her traditions. Simple figures that united create a complex scenario, reflecting her strong personality in an apparently moderate appearance. She has collaborated in the years past with brands such as but not limited to: Hermès, Chrysler, Adidas, Red Bull, Nokia, Unilever, Dell just to name a few, and her artworks have been exhibited worldwide including USA, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, UK, France, Spain, Cambodia, Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait and Jordan. Tarsila was the first woman to paint a Wall in Amman, Jordan in occasion of the FIFA World Woman Cup and has been invited in occasion of the Art Basel Week to embellish the area of Dorsey Park in Miami. Learn more at her instagram https://www.instagram.com/tarsilaschubert/
SAM LEE TURNER is an Artist, Illustrator and veteran bike messenger that lives in Denver, CO. Sam is well known around the messenger scene for his distinctive alleycat posters. Sam is passionate about his craft and Cinelli, he has designed some of our most beloved designs like ‘Who Wants to Ride.’ A proud member of the worldwide messenger community and the #cinellifamily. Learn more at his instagram https://www.instagram.com/samuelleeturner/
Lida is inspired by nature and likes to play and mix 60’s New York and advertising graphics with the straight lines of London’s suburbs and echoes of the big and small jazz clubs of New Orleans. Her work has been found in publications such as "Magnolia Journal", indie magazines such as Bloom magazine, Lodestar anthology, Breathe magazine, Hoppipolla, and an article on ELLE DECOR UK. She also did the cover of the album Tempo di Chet by Paolo Fresu. Learn more at her web site: http://www.lidaziruffo.com/