Now that the big event has passed, here’s a peek into how we transformed ten bikes from Citi Bike blue to a flowery hue.
Utilizing highway reflective technology, John and Aaron, the artists behind Spoke’n Art, printed decals on high quality 3M removable reflective adhesives that created a seamless bike wrap.
Spoke’n Art and Citi Bike mechanics worked together to apply the decals in a 90-step process that took about three hours per bike, covering just about every inch of the original color.
Finally, the bikes were done! What originally looked like succulents to us now appeared more like sweet frosting. Makes sense, since Under Heaven was actually produced using a pastry chef’s icing applicator.
Sparkly during the day and fully reflective at night, the wrapped bikes were ready for the road and for their Armory Show debut. During Armory Arts Week, eight bikes were incorporated into the Citi Bike system for riders to enjoy while two bikes remained on display at The Armory Show.
Now that the Show is all packed up, these beauties will return to their traditional blue, and back to the daily hustle and bustle of shuttling busy Citi Bike riders to and fro. Thank you to The Armory Show for this special opportunity!