Art bikes are usually a hit or miss affair, but considering the ultra-refined standard of Boston’s Firefly Bicycles and their titanium and stainless steel frames, there was only going to be one result for their collaboration with local artist Eric Bones: Spectacular.
Eric’s work depicts a textural boneyard of writhing snakes and skeletal systems, laid down with Sharpies and fine-tipped technical pens, which was translated onto two Columbus Spirit frames for the launch party of The Bones Project, held last week at the Firefly headquarters.
Eventually, twenty two frames will be made, each individually painted by Eric and clear coated by Jay Nutini of Circle A Cycles. It’s a rare opportunity to own a unique example of two artists — Eric Bones and the Firefly team — and you can secure one by getting in touch with Kevin Wolfson.
PS: The teaser videos released at regular intervals prior to the launch party are well worth a watch too.