Interview: BMW Motorrad’s Edgar Heinrich on the Just-Unveiled R 18

Tracing the cruiser's path from concept to production with the head of design

After dazzling the motorcycling world with the Concept R 18 and Concept R 18 /2 (aka “slash-two”) last year, BMW Motorrad makes their long-awaited entry into the American cruiser bike market with the forthcoming official R 18. We’ve observed what’s possible in terms of adapting the huge 1800cc air- and oil-cooled boxer twin-engine for custom builds (thanks to Motorrad handing prototype versions to Custom Works Zon …

Interview: FUTURA’s Decades of Kinetic Art + Meaningful Collaborations

From the "BREAK" train in the '80s to today's BMW M2, the artist's work continues to move people

In 1980, a subway car sped through the Bronx completely covered in the work of Futura (the pseudonym of graffiti writer Lenny McGurr, formerly Futura 2000). It was another breakthrough for the artist—and the art form, as it was an exploration of unmatched proportions, all the while void of a traditional tag. Futura eschewed the medium’s font-forward styles for abstraction and, in doing so, helped …

Miami Art Week 2019: From Western Europe to the Pacific Islands with Artist Zac Langdon-Pole

The BMW Art Journey recipient on celestial navigation, time and space

From peering through telescopes on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea summit at sunrise to manipulating tiny samples of sand from Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands, multi-disciplinary artist Zac Langdon-Pole‘s recent travels have revealed countless treasures pertaining to space, science, history, nature, migration and even religion. With celestial-mapping as his starting point for storytelling, Langdon-Pole ventured out as the recipient of the 2019 BMW Art Journey—an initiative …