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BICLOU | 25 shared bikes in big city streets

djdb          2016          print
concept • design • illustration

This illustration series features 25 city shared bikes from all around the world 🚲.

AUSTIN • ​​​​​​​Bike Share of Austin
BARCELONA • ​​​​​​​Bicing
BEIJING • ​​​​​​​Community Bicycle Program
BERLIN • ​​​​​​​Call a Bike
BOSTON • ​​​​​​​Hubway
BRUSSELS • ​​​​​​​Villo!
BUENOS AIRES • ​​​​​​​Ecobici
CHICAGO • ​​​​​​​Divvy
LONDON • ​​​​​​​Santander Cycles
MELBOURNE • ​​​​​​​Melbourne Bike Share
MEXICO • ​​​​​​​Ecobici
MILAN • ​​​​​​​BikeMi
MONTREAL • ​​​​​​​Bixi Montreal
MOSCOW • ​​​​​​​Velobike
NEW YORK CITY • ​​​​​​​Citi Bike
PARIS • ​​​​​​​Vélib'
PHILADELPHIA • ​​​​​​​Indego
RIO DE JANEIRO • ​​​​​​​Bike Rio
SAN FRANCISCO • ​​​​​​​Bay Area Bike Share
SAO PAULO • ​​​​​​​Bikesampa
SEOUL • ​​​​​​​Ddaleungee
SHANGHAI • ​​​​​​​Forever
STOCKHOLM • ​​​​​​​Stockholm City bikes
TAIPEI • ​​​​​​​YouBike
side project • pop • ready to print

Living in Paris, we like to cycle on Vélib' bikes every now and then. For work to small errands and scenic rides, the city bike share scheme is becoming quite popular for Parisians and tourists. 
In summer 2016, we asked ourselves "Does it exist elsewhere?"

This is how we ended up spending our spare time searching the web for other local systems around the world — and eventually illustrate 25 of our favorite.

notes everywhere • chicorée bonjour

At the time, we found only few information sources addressing bike sharing globally. Whenever possible, we looked for references of existing systems. This step required rounds of proofchecking to collect accurate work material.

We ended up with a bunch of bikes of many colors and shapes, whereas some were close to lookalikes. We began sketching, exploring various design concepts.


summer • vintage • playful • ​​​​​​​cmjn

We envisioned a design where bikes could easily be singled out or grouped together for print, eg. on a poster or a tote bag.

We eventually came up with something warm, multicolor, as if inks were fading in the sun. A composition of 25 bikes riding the streets in a summer breeze.




and now?
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BICLOU | 25 shared bikes in big city streets

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BICLOU | 25 shared bikes in big city streets

As Parisian commuters, it is pretty common to come across Vélib' shared bikes on the streets. In summer 2016, we launched into in a project of fi Read More