Paper Labels is a design project uniting BaileyWorks (Portsmouth NH), Bodega (Boston MA) and Independent Fabrication (Somerville MA) – three local DIY crews leading respective fields. BaileyWorks hand-crafts durable and elegant courier bags; Bodega is an innovator in retail/design; and Independent Fabrication creates bespoke bicycles with the meticulous care of artisans.
The Paper Labels project takes form in three concept bikes, four courier bags and three t-shirts. The color scheme and iconography of Paper Labels was derived from Bodega’s archive of discontinued vintage spraypaint. Krylon Aqua Turquoise #2008, Krylon O.D. Khaki #2301, and Krylon Metallic Blue #1903 serve as the foundation for the bike’s color schemes. Selected in part for their cult following and timeless appeal, these colors serve as the basis of this design project.
Showcasing enduring craftsmanship, this project tells the story of a time when things were made locally and built to last – a time before bikes became fashion and products were built to break.
Baileyworks, Bodega and Independent Fabrication will unveil the project Friday, February 12th, 7pm at FourthWall Gallery (132 Brookline Ave. Boston MA). Items from this project can be purchased at www.bdgastore.com and www.ifbikes.com. Bikes are limited to 15 each and are individually numbered.
Hit the leap for a detailed look into the courier bags, bikes and t-shirts from Paper Labels.