The aesthetic I planned to apply to my swing bike is a sort of freestyle, messy, carefree one. Instead of an organized, meticulous paintjob I’m going for something scattered and fun, to match the spirit of the swing bike. That would be something similar to what Squid bikes does with their frames, but also partially inspired by a 20th century aesthetic born in Russia called Rayonism. This short-lived aesthetic had a modern and technology based focus. It used “rays,” meant to shine out of time and space and break boundaries. The swing bike breaks the boundaries of what bikes can do, so I think it’s fitting.
As for progress on the actual project, it’s coming. IAfter learning how to weld, designing a few iterations of the joint, and overall measuring multiple times before cutting, I’ve finished the Solidworks model for the frame. I know exactly how I’m going to weld it. All that remains is to cut and weld, and decorate. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.