27.02.09 by Jeff

24k gold fixed gear bicycle!

Aurumania took a page out of the Damien Hirst handbook and built ten 24k gold plated track bikes. If that wasn’t enough they stuck 600 Swarovski crystals on each one. Price tag: $102,418.60 USD. What’s with the rubber tires? They better be made outta some extinct whale blubber or I ain’t buying it!

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

24k gold swarovski diamond encrusted aurumania track bike fixed gear bicycle

via: ifitshipitshere

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

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  • tyler b!

    doesn’t this go against the current concept(s) fueling the fix gear fascination?

    which is living simply and minimally, lowering the environmental impact?

    this is an honest question, not a rhetorical one.

  • http://blog.annachristine.com Anna

    Eco-friendly bling haha crazy

  • monika

    tyler: it DOES go against the original concepts fueling the fixie fascination, but i think it is an indicator of where those concepts got lost within to past year or so: the fixed appeal is now largely one of fashion, rather than of utility.

    anyway, goodness gracious me. i saw a similar (albeit more pedestrian) rig in the window of vozz last spring, confirming my suspicions that something of this level of extravagance was now a possibility.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    hahah its just so ridiculous i can’t even comprehend it. i’m not surprised but maybe that’s worse.. the fact that i’m not surprised.

  • elise

    I’m happy with my purple and gold spray paint job on my fixie.

  • http://www.benmurphyonline.com BENMURPHYONLINE

    That is absolutely insane! Wire Damien Hirst’s diamond skull on the front and you’d have one killer ride! -B

  • http://www.benmurphyonline.com BENMURPHYONLINE

    Upon further thought, think I’ll hold out for the platinum/diamond version (vs this low-end gold/swarovski version)… -B

  • http://working-art.com andre_angelle

    really? no gold chain? all that money and i don’t get a gold chain?

  • http://www.wyendrys.com wesley yendrys

    I wouldn’t be able to park this in any public places, as someone would probably steal it. It should come with a cheap, beaten-up cover or something.

  • Jolin

    thats messed, pretty pointless… hmm maybe kanye can ride it? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2261/2119183410_7544f874b9.jpg

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  • ryan

    Already been done years ago. bmx wins.

  • http://reedreeder.com Reed

    for 100k you should at least get a cinelli supercorsa or something, not gold-plated 4130.

  • http://www.fixedgeartshirts.com Fixed Gear

    ….because they can! And I thought I was breaking the rules by building a fixie on a carbon frame from the 90s instead of a steel lugged beast from the 80s. But this takes it. 😉

  • http://www.thefixedgeargalleryofbikes.com fixed gear bikes

    Damn! Now that’s what I call a fixed gear bike. It even has a Brooks saddle. Those things might as well be made of solid gooooooold!

  • walter

    LOL. What an irony. The FAMs got a taste of their own medicine.

  • http://www.ishotthedevil.wordpress.com Hate

    There goes Damien Hirst jumping on something else again, this fucking sucks.

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  • On Your Left

    thing is.. this shite is fake. Its Fuji Obey track bike stock, and powder coated.

    The frame and components are all lower end as far as craftsmanship (look at the ugly welds on the rear seat stays) and costs. The hubs are some of the cheapest you can find (Dimension branded). Even the Brooks saddle is the cheapest available.

    Don’t believe the hype.

  • Iwang

    NICE BIKE , Best of Best !!!

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  • gripmotoriker

    what about chain and bearings? that’s poor…

25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

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Artist Spotlight: Cleon Peterson


The violent, mesmerizing, and brutally honest work of artist Cleon Peterson. In some paintings demon-like characters are attacking people, in other paintings similar actions are being carried out by uniformed figures. What is perhaps most disturbing is the realisation that we are drawn to such darkness; titillating news headlines, and bloody movies. The violence is inside of us all. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Michael Dandley


Striking and thoughtful series of gouache and ink works by Newmarket, New Hampshire-based artist Michael Dandley. “Side Effects” is concerned with the disturbing and ultimately incompatible ways lands and oceans are changed to accommodate our modern conveniences. More images below!

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