The concept behind 21 Helmets is simple. A wide range of artists, fashion designers, custom builders and general creative types are tasked with applying their own, unique designs onto motorcycle helmets. Because helmets are evocative of adventure and risk and speed and all that, it leads to some pretty interesting art. This year’s show was held this past Saturday at Portland’s See See Motorcycles.
Artists involved this year included Death Spray Custom, The Deth Killers of Bushwick, Roland Sands and even Shinya Kimura. They worked with Icon Variants, Biltwells and the original Bell Star Classic auto racing helmet (looks really cool, you probably don’t want to ride in it). More than 500 people attended the show, where these photos were snapped. Check back soon for pro studio shots of each helmet.