23 Sep '12, 11am

David Byrne plays Scrabble with bike racks in Brooklyn

David Byrne plays Scrabble with bike racks in Brooklyn

You’ve probably heard by now that David Byrne, famous for “burning down the house” as lead singer of iconic New York City band The Talking Heads, has been reborn as an avid bicyclist and transportation policy wonk, giving power point presentations in D.C. and the Big Apple . A few years ago, Byrne wrote The Bicycle Diaries — a book, actually worth a read, about his tours of global cities by bike. In 2008, he partnered with the NYC Department of Transportation on a series of wild bicycle racks . Now, Byrne has created a new set of funky, typographical racks for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). And bonus: These things will change over time. (Photo by Dino Perucci.) Byrne stumbled into creating his first racks via a bicycle rack competition in which he was serving as a judge. When he decided to submit his own design, the transportation department “enthusiastically agreed ...

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