Posts Tagged ‘messenger’

1993.

May 4, 2010

I love photographs of people going about there business, doing their things unaware of any lens and of any camera and this is no exception. Taken from an amazing set of pictures from the early 90s of Messenger life in New York… Well worth a peep!

Props to Tracko for the linky.

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Birth of the Alleycat.

November 11, 2009

Really digging these photies found on my daily perusement of the interweb.

From what I gather they were all taken between the 1960 and 1963 at what the French quite fittingly called ‘Courier’ races. However at the source you will find photographic examples of the races from as early as 1890!

The photograph underneath is pure greatness. These guys must be the most stylish newspaper delivery boys I ever saw.

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The French in the 20s and 30s and beyond, it seems, had races for just about everything – from cars to bicycles to childrens pedal-cars and scooters, just about every means of transport was represented with its own “championship”. Bicycle couriers of various descriptions, common throughout Paris, were no exception. In the years prior to World War II, and even during the war (and perhaps even after), several events occurred annually which gave the couriers their chance to shine – and shine they did.

Source – You may also like this video from 1942 of one of the aforementioned ‘courier’ races.

Just do it.

October 15, 2009

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“Geared to Perfection,” originally from Arena Hommes Plus, no. 5, Sep-Oct 1987.

From the Orange20 Flickr.

Locked!

July 22, 2009

Low on street cred?

January 19, 2009

Perhaps have a bid on this.
Fixed wheel street cred on Ebay.


I have too much street-cred and need to make a little extra cash.This is a great opportunity for anyone just starting out in the messenger world that doesn’t really know how to fit in, or what city is the most hard-core. You will be able to tell people that we are bros, that you are down with real-life bike messengers, that you have totally partied with us, and be able to boast wild stories of how gnarly a ride was. I will even include spoke-cards and descriptions of races so that you can tell wild stories about being there,broken toe straps,well worn raceing shirt,waterproof socks friend invite on myspace and a broken frame(raleigh team frame that has been mashed way to hard) This will undoubtedly help you build even more street cred! Happy bidding and let me know if you have any questions about my cred.

At the time of writing this post the ‘item’ is at $6 with 5 days remaining and 10 bids so plenty of time to snag that deal!

European Messenger Championships

January 14, 2009

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Calling all messenger crew!!!

Need a holiday?
Got the peas?

Either way if you have the cash and the motivation get yourself to Berlin in May for the European Cycle Messenger Championships.

Peep more info here

Atmos x Pendleton Messenger bags

January 6, 2009

I am not the biggest fan of messenger bags but I love Pendleton and I love my O.G Pendleton plaid shirt!

These messengers seen over at hypebeast are the lick.
Available now through Atmos Japan.

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Nike All Conditions Gear

December 7, 2008

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Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Nike ACG will be releasing a bag collection. The collection consists of messenger bags and backpacks, all featuring the super hard wearing ripstop upper. Of course the bags have been infused with a lot of technical features and details, just like we are used to seeing from ACG. Release dates unfortunately not available yet. Peeped over at Highsnobiety
Also check out the Nike ACG x Pendleton messenger bag… Hot!


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