Can you draw a bicycle?

Turns out most people don’t know how to draw a bicycle. Gianluca Gimini, a designer from Bologna, collected 376 bicycle drawings from people of all ages and backgrounds.

Back in 2009 he began asking people to draw him a bicycle, by heart. Soon he noticed that when most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made.
In 2016 Gianluca eventually decided to turn this into an actual design challenge.
He selected the sketches that he found most interesting, genuine and diverse, then rendered them as if they were real. He became the executor of these two minute product design projects by people who were mainly non-designers and confirmed his beautiful suspicion: EVERYONE, regardless of age, job and education, can come up with extraordinary, wild, new and at times brilliant inventions.

Facts and stats: 

  • total number of collected bicycles: 376
  • youngest participant: 3 y.o.
  • oldest participant: 88 y.o.
  • different nationalities of participants: 7
  • bicycles facing left: 75 %
  • bicycles facing right: 25 %

Here’s a small selection of the designs. For more check out  Gianluca’s work on

Bike drawing

bike drawing

Bike Project Design

How to draw a bike 2

Bike drawing art

Bike Art Design Behance

All images: Gianluca Gimini |

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