The Splendid Cycles of William Thomas Porter

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William Thomas Porter, an artist, designer, and bike builder in Brooklyn, builds strange, yet compellingly rideable bicycles. This short film explores the whats, the hows, and the whys of Porter’s interesting bike projects in a series of vignettes, with some demonstrating his rides and some featuring conversations between Porter and his friend Diego Guzman.

William Thomas Porter, an artist, designer, and bike builder in Brooklyn, builds strange, yet compellingly rideable bicycles. This short film explores the whats, the hows, and the whys of Porter’s interesting bike projects in a series of vignettes, with some demonstrating his rides and some featuring conversations between Porter and his friend Diego Guzman.

“I wouldn’t call them mutants, because that would make them sound ugly. It’s more like creating this… new splendid form.” – Porter

To put this short film together, the team at PORCUAPA followed Porter around for a year documenting his projects and “cajoling him into demonstrating the bikes’ awesomeness”.