Sunday, November 04, 2007

Yesterday's Bicycle Of Tomorrow

Benjamin J. Bowden
(American, born England, 1907–1998) - Spacelander Bicycle (designed 1946, manufactured circa 1960)

'After the advent of designers, some pencil sharpeners looked as though they'd been put together in wind tunnels. For the most part, the change was only skin-deep; under the streamlined chrome shell, you'd find the same Victorian mechanism. Which made a certain kind of sense, because the most successful American designers had been recruited from the ranks of Broadway theatre designers.'

From Burning Chrome by William Gibson.