It seems few artists can resist the canvas of a blank bicycle helmet. Nutcase Helmets’ annual artist series continues to grow, with more than 200 submissions from 19 countries for the 2016 Unframed Artist Series. Though judging was difficult, eventually three artists were chosen to design helmets that will go on sale in 2017.
The 2016 artists chosen are Collin Sekajugo of Uganda/Rwanda, Kyle Confehr of the USA and Yan Yan Candy Ng of Hong Kong/Australia.
Like all Nutcase Gen 3 street helmets, Nutcase Unframed helmets feature the a spin dial system for a custom fit, magnetic chin strap buckle, 360-degree reflectivity and removable visor for comfortable, all weather riding rain or shine.Tweet Print
Philadelphia launched its new bike share program today and all across the city residents will realize just how easy it is to get from A to B by bicycle. But what if you’re suddenly inspired to hop on board but you don’t have a helmet? Nutcase Helmets has partnered with the Uber driver service to provided delivered, on-demand helmets via the Uber app.
Each rider who requests one of the new Nutcase Metroride helmets today will make a donation of $10 to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, with Uber kicking in a matching $10 donation. The Metroride is Nutcase’s new commuter helmet with a nifty Fidlock closure, removable visor, reflective straps and a super adjustable, one-size-fits-all closure. It’s available in a huge array of colors and designs, though only the classic grey and black version will be available via Uber. It retails for $80.
Requests are limited to two helmets per request and will be available until 4 p.m. or as supplies last.
Earlier this year Nutcase partnered with three international artists to create special edition helmets. They also joined Nutcase at the two major cycling industry tradeshows in Germany and the United States to create murals that were auctioned off to support World Bicycle Relief. The helmets they created will be available for a limited time in early 2015.
Now it is setting its sights higher for the next round, issuing a call for artists around the world to submit their work for a chance to create one of the next round of limited-edition helmets. Plus if your work is chosen you’ll be invited to the major tradeshows for another live art creation project and awarded some cold hard cash.
The artwork doesn’t have to have a bicycle on it. It doesn’t even have to be about bicycles. But it does have to convey the fun and freedom of cycling as well as mesh with the irreverent and zany style on all of Nutcase’s products.
Visit the Nutcase Helmets website for a helmet design template and an entry form. Good luck!Tweet Print
The folks over at Nutcase Helmets sure know how to have fun. While keeping your melon safe is serious business, no one does it with more color than the Portland-based company. They have a few new products debuting this week, including the Unframed series and the new Metroride model. Since they are right down the road, I went over to visit the offices and check them out.Tweet Print