velocipedia 3D bicycle illustration by gianluca gimini

:: Velocipedia by Gianluca Gimini ::

Every now and then my non-designy dad sends me a link to a design article (he’s a real cool dad). My favorite has been a project by product/graphic designer Gianluca Gimini, and I thought it too amazing not to share. Titled Velocipedia, this project explored the reality and accuracy of our memories as Gimini sought out random people and had them draw a bicycle from memory. After collecting 376 sketches from people 3 to 88 years old and from all walks of life, Gimini picked out his favorites and rendered them as lifelike 3D illustrations. Most of the initial drawings were completely off the mark, but that was precisely the beauty, as Gimini suspected. The results of his experiment are sooo absolutely awesome – it was such a delight to see how the most casual, non-technical doodle could produce a mindblowingly innovative creation. Bold and unexpected design like that makes me smile. It’s the kind of work and the kind of curious mindset that I want to have myself:)

One more thing: can someone please change the laws of physics so I can have a cool bike?

Oh and I am also totally loving all the bicycle drawings. So much. I realised what a terrible bicycle drawer I am.

velocipedia 3D bicycle illustration by gianluca gimini

velocipedia 3D bicycle illustration by gianluca gimini

velocipedia 3D bicycle illustration by gianluca gimini

velocipedia 3D bicycle illustration by gianluca gimini

velocipedia 3D bicycle illustration by gianluca gimini

velocipedia 3D bicycle illustration by gianluca gimini

{Image Credit: © Gianluca Gimini}