On October 18th, the NYC Flos store will host a new exhibition called PUBLIC WORKS, a poster exhibition created by PUBLIC, the designy bicycle company with a mission to improve the quality and character of our cities and public spaces.
PUBLIC asked 27 international designers to interpret the concept of “public” in their own voice and style, centers around the idea that “Public Goods are the best measure of the success of our democracy. They form the bedrock of civilization, and we often take them for granted.”
Through the images depicted in the posters, PUBLIC WORKS’ vision is to reclaim urban streets, sidewalks and spaces for walking, biking and eating – all activities that foster closer human interaction and conversation. Yay for human interaction!
Posters designers + artists include: Frank Chimero, Milton Glaser, Eric Heiman, Geoff McFetridge, Jeremy Mende, Jason Munn, Stefan Sagmeister, Jason Schulte, Michael Schwab, Erik Spiekermann, Frank Viva, Henning Wagenbreth and many more.
Plus, at the opening event, ten posters from each designer and an exhibition book will be available for sale AND two PUBLIC Bikes will be raffled off, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading transportation advocacy organization that works to revitalize the city’s neighborhoods with a robust scope of transportation choices. Bikes, art, and charity? We’re on board!
What: PUBLIC WORKS
When: October 18, 2012-October 25, 2012
Where: Flos Store, 152 Greene Street, New York City