On today’s menu: the legendary Embacher collection, a screwdriver-powered vehicle, illustrator Jim Hatch, and Mille Miglia photos by Teymur Madjderey.
Screwdriver-Powered Vehicle “EX”: Eccentricity is defined as a deviation from what is ordinary or customary. To match this definition we couldn’t just modify an existing vehicle but had to start designing something new from scratch. The result is a completely new driving concept: The driver lies headlong on his three-wheeled vehicle and accelerates the “EX” with sprawled out arms up to 30 km/h. Eccentrically is also how the steering works: A specially developed joint tilts the back wheel and leans the driver´s weight dynamically into the curve.
The vehicle was built and designed in cooperation with Sebastian Auray, Ruben Faber and Ludolf von Oldershausen.
A sampling of the Embacher Collection opens today at the Portland Art Museum, located in downtown Portland, Oregon, is up-and-running until September 8th. Furthermore, Portland is the only town this side of the Atlantic chosen to host Michael Embacher’s epic collection.
The Embacher Collection is the center piece of a book and iPad app titled Cyclopedia – Iconic Bicycle Designs.
We’ll be featuring more of Jim’s work in a follow-up post and interview.
Article by Wes Garcia. Find him on Google+.