Posted on Jul 15, 2013

Exploring Seoul’s Bicycle Culture: Bicycle Print Magazine’s 1st Edition

Seoul, South Korea, is a city pulsating with the rhythm of urban life. At the heart of this vibrant landscape flows the Han River. For cyclists, it’s not just a waterway; it’s a lifeline connecting the city’s bustling neighborhoods. This is the essence of Bicycle Print, a quarterly magazine dedicated to celebrating bicycle culture, both in Korea and beyond. As a German photographer based in Seoul, Nils Clauss had the privilege of capturing the essence of this urban haven through his lens for Bicycle Print.

The photographs by Clauss, for this inaugural issue of Bicycle Print, capture the spirit of Seoul’s urban cyclists navigating the Han River’s paths. Available in major bookstores across Seoul and through Propaganda Press, this beautifully designed magazine introduces readers to the global bicycle scene.

Cyclists and Their Stories: A Global Perspective

In an exclusive interview series, Bicycle Print explores the lives of eight cyclists, transcending geographical boundaries. From the charming canals of Amsterdam to the bustling streets of Tokyo, the magazine dives deep into the stories of those who find solace, joy, and purpose in the simple act of pedaling.

The focus is not just on the bicycles themselves but on the people behind the handlebars. Through captivating narratives, Bicycle Print weaves together the tales of diverse individuals. The magazine includes a cartoonist, a bicycle design student, a nomadic hairdresser, an innovative architect, a baking enthusiast, a Korean cycling pioneer, and a visionary composer with blue eyes.

Cultural Threads: From Seoul to Shanghai

Bicycle Print doesn’t confine itself to Korean shores. It unravels the unique bicycle culture of six global cities. This way it offers readers a passport to the streets of Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai. The interviews with city residents provide an intimate look into how bicycles shape the fabric of urban life.

A Stimulus to Life: Beyond Bicycles

Published on June 4, 2013, the first edition of Bicycle Print is more than just a magazine. It’s a small, valuable stimulus to readers’ lives. It goes beyond showcasing new bicycles or offering buying guides. Instead, it spreads the stories of people whose lives are intertwined with bicycles, aiming to inspire and enrich its readers.

Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or simply intrigued by the cultural intersections of urban life, Bicycle Print invites you to embark on a journey through the pages of its 276 beautifully designed pages.

How to Get Your Copy: Propaganda Press and Beyond

Bicycle Print is not just a magazine; it’s a cultural phenomenon. You can find it in all major bookstores in Seoul or order it directly through Propaganda Press. Established in 2006, Propaganda Press is dedicated to publishing subculture, popular culture, and architectural books, focusing on novel and unexplored content. Revel in the Global Joy of Cycling with Bicycle Print Magazine. Order Your Copy Today!