For five years now, Artcrank, a 'poster show for bike people,' has pedaled its way to St. Louis. Artists and bike-lovers alike will descend on Atomic Cowboy in The Grove on May 10-11 to enjoy bicycle- and St. Louis-themed posters printed on traditional letterpress, and of course, talk fixies.
Poster design, bikes and beer are right up our alley – so Atomicdust is happy to sponsor this year's event, as well as design the show’s promotional poster. The concept behind our poster design for Artcrank was to show how St. Louis can seem both divided and united at the same time. We quickly sketched concepts using one of our favorite tools, the Paper App on iPad.
Artcrank began as a one-time event in Minneapolis and now spans from London to LA – celebrating cycling at every stop. Local artists design and create handmade, bicycle-related prints that are signed, numbered and available for purchase for $40. In addition to celebrating bike culture, Artcrank will be supporting one of our favorite nonprofits, BWorks.
Admission is free, so join us at Atomic Cowboy this weekend. The fun starts Friday night at 5pm. If you head over on Saturday, be ready for street closures on Manchester, Chouteau and S. Newstead for the Tour de Grove professional bike race. To learn more about Artcrank, visit their website or Facebook Event Page