An essential and compelling exploration of the design, history, and culture of the motorcycle — an icon of the machine age.
Order worked with London-based publisher, Phaidon, to bring The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire to life.
Over 400 motorcycles, photographs, and ephemera are included across six chapters.
Images courtesy Phaidon→.
Various historical and informative images from The Motorcycle.
For the book's typographic language, we pulled references from motorcycle license plates, the one consistent component across any style and period of bike.
Italian Plate No1 was chosen for its relationship to license plates and visual modularity.
Designed by Jonas Hecksher. Released by Playtype→.
Size: 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
The Motorcycle: Desire, Art, Design is available directly from Phaidon→ and local bookstores.