Thursday, December 24, 2009

Spoke card maaaaaadness!

So I've lost two spoke cards that I loved dearly - presumably from flying out while I'm riding. I'd hate to think that someone stole them. Or anyway, I hate losing them, but I suppose if someone liked them enough to steal them I could appreciate that. But I digress. Just so there's a record of them existing, I decided I'd share my handmade goodness.

Side One:

Dinosaurs. That breath fire. And shoot lasers. At flying Greek statue faces. In a Mosque? YES.

Side Two:

Rocketeer Bandicoot avoids big ol' gorilla and zebra-esque, watermelon-eatin'-dude on his way to Saturn via an impressionist painting.

On the one hand, I think spoke cards are a little silly. I mean, I kinda feel like I'm jumping on a bandwagon. But still, they're pretty nifty, and a nice way to customize your bike with your own flair if you don't wanna paint or sticker your frame, which I don't. So woohoo for spoke cards!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cooper Young Public Art Update

...and it's gone. The sculpture I talked about last time is gone, just about as quickly as the one that preceded it. Ah well, least I got some pictures of it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cooper-Young Public Art

There's some pretty neat public art up on Cooper heading south right before Central.  Beneath the ubiquitous UH tags on the railroad bridge, there's a colorful sculpture on the median. There was another one up before it that looked like a pinata with little puffballs all over it, but it didn't seem to last very long.  It either got removed or destroyed within a few days; I thought I'd get a few shots of the new one before the same thing happened to it.

Pretty neat, in my opinion.  Yay for public art!  I'm down for any kinda random street art, 'specially if it's just done for the hell of it.  There's a couple more shots of it on my flickr, but it's mostly just more of the same.