First Class Bus for All

First Class Bus for All

Let me share with you a moment of personal experience. It’s about busses. All my life I’ve ridden busses, busses to school, busses to downtown, but never, until I visited England, did I realize the important role busses played (and play!) in the lives of EVERYONE in the world (except for those rare folks who live so far away from roads). The moment I realized the importance of public transport, the moment I sat on a bus and realized what was happening, a light turned on in my head. A light turned on in the head of designer Jonny Hassall, too, and this project is the result!

0 Designer: Jonny Hassall

No Spokes Cycle

No Spokes Cycle

Seems to be a cycle fest on Yanko Design today, the second installment comes in the shape of the Lunartic Cycle. A bike that’s got a really unique combination of different wheel sizes, a toothed belt drive and hub less rear wheel! The USP being the gyroscopic effect of a large wheel aiding speed and more road-surface contact adding stability. The small front wheel saves space and enhances maneuverability. For a change, here is a concept that goes into a working prototype to prove its point, hope you enjoy the video!

0 Designer: Luke Douglas

Fold Your Saddle

Fold Your Saddle

It’s time to fold that transport all the way up. Get atop your bike, ride it, then store it. No more leaving it outside for bike thieves to chop up for you, nay! This is “Le Pliable,” a fold-up bike concept by Saul Maret. This one’s based on the central headset position with an X silhouette. Foldable in the frame, saddle, pedals, swingarm, and handlebar.

0 Designer: Saul Maret

Universally Customized

Universally Customized

If you are planning on being an urban crime fighter but still can’t justify the gas guzzling tendencies of most superhero vehicles, well your ride has (conceptually) arrived. Designer Jean Baptiste Robilliard has rendered up this “CUSTOM BIKE CONCEPT” that would make Bruce Wayne’s attorneys take notice. Jean Baptiste describes it as a “two wheel muscle car”, hiding it’s electrical drivetrain and batteries in the frame. Featuring a FORMULA 1 inspired KINETIC ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM (KERS), that essentially coverts your braking into energy.

0 Designer: Jean Baptiste Robilliard

Carbonless and Twistable

Carbonless and Twistable

You’re riding your bike through the mountains. You hit a bump. Your water bottle flies out, jumps off a cliff, and you’re left to want for water the rest of your journey. What SHOULD you have done? You should have gotten this “Anyway” bottle cage designed by Ian Hsu. Know why? The Anyway is made of non-carbon fiber material that not only looks fabulous, but is both lighter and more rigid than the competition.

0 Designer: Ian Hsu for T-One

Dog Power Polar

Dog Power Polar

It’s been quite a while since the last time I did a post about a sled. A sled for snow, incase you did not know. The designer of this project I’m about to tell you about, Dawid Dawod, reminds us all that dog power, combined with sled engineering, has been utilized by humans in traveling and hunting for hundreds of years. Dawod notes that as far back as the 10th century we were rolling hard with our best friends by our side. So what does Dawod design? The sled!

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

There's Something in the SEAT!

There’s Something in the SEAT!

There’s NO ONE on the wing of the plane! The only people on this plane are sitting in their seats. So what’s the most important thing on the plane to make comfortable? You betcha. This is an economy class airplane seat designed by the likes of repeat-wower-designer to Yanko, Gerda Hopfgartner. Made to form fit the body, these seats have instantly activatable “smart control” which has the ability to adjust to your perfect setting with only the entry of a few measurements you’re free to memorize.

0 Designer: Gerda Hopfgartner

Small Fuel Cell Olympics

Small Fuel Cell Olympics

Do you know the future? Do you know what will happen during the Helinski Olympics of 2030? Finland will be there, I would hope. Finland will be represented by a small fuel cell powered vehicle that’ll offer tours around the whole arena of sights showing off the fabulousness of indigenous Finland. See Finland’s entirety in this fantastic environmentally sound, tiny cute car. Made from local glass, wool felt, recycled bio plastic, bent birch plywood, and ceramics.

0 Designer: Miika Heikkinen

A Fresh Anvil Bike

A Fresh Anvil Bike

Oh yes! A lovely new bike. ASI Kestrel hired Anvil Studios to design a fabulous new carbon filter Time Trial bike. Collaborating with design consultant Sean Horita they’ve made this “4000LTD.” It’s a really nice lookin bike, I gotta say. It’s high-end, integrates molded-composite features with “cutting-edge aesthetic identity”, and both empowers and expands the identity of the Kestrel brand.

0 Designer: Anvil Studios for ASI | Kestrel

Floating on Clean Air

Floating on Clean Air

In an effort to bring the environmental movement above the clouds, Thomas Tzortzi’s designed an airship for the world. Tzortzi concentrated on the culture of tourism prevalent throughout the entire world, airplanes rocking and rolling above the stratus, creating what’s undoubtedly an unnecessary pollution. This airship also aims to lie on the design line between art and science, working it hard in both form and function.

0 Designer: Thomas Tzortzi

Not Just a Duck

Not Just a Duck

If you ever travel to Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin, USA, you’re going to find two things – one, lots of waterslides, two, ducks! Ducks in Wisconsin are boats with wheels, made for both land and water tourism. The post you’re reading right now isn’t a duck, it’s so much more! It’s the “Volkswagen Terrafine” and it’s designed by Niklas Palm for a union of water and land vehicles in a very rock and roll sort of manner. Landcruise then jet through the waves!

0 Designer: Niklas Palm

How to Cut Waves with Speed

How to Cut Waves with Speed

Industrial designer Jan Gielens creates a boat called “Breaking,” Yanko Design breaks a post about breaking. The people who read about Breaking have their nose-cartilages broken after having crammed them against their computer screens, and all is well. It’s a giant shape. It’s a tiny boat shaped like a boat you’ve never before seen, let me assure you. You’ll be cruising so hard in this Breaking boat you wont ever want to pilot one of those “old-timey” boats again. Cruise hard!

0 Designer: Jan Gielens

Cars in Halfsies

Cars in Halfsies

When you’ve got a whole barrel full of money, that is, when you’re completely rich, you have the luxury of choosing your own ultra-fabulous car. And when you do, you want not only a beautiful interior and exterior, not only do you want a fabulously running car, you want it to say something! I don’t mean like knightrider, no, I mean you want it to be an expression of who YOU are. This is the Bentley “Jeckyll and Hyde.”

0 Designer: Bora Kim