"Bikes are the simplest form of transportation. Posters are the simplest form of art." That was the inspiration for ARTCRANK, a bike-themed poster festival started by creative director Charles Youel in Minneapolis in 2007 to highlight local artists, the goodness of bikes, and community.
Every ARTCRANK show—and there are now a dozen across the U.S. and in London—features posters created by local artists from the host city. Admission is always free, and posters are priced so that everybody can take home at least one.