“Fuck Oil” Project


Melo


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Bike maker Melo at work on Fuck Oil custom bicycles project

FUCK OIL is both the provocative slogan and project name for a group of custom bicycles by anarchist artist Melo. The slogan screams Melo’s personal motto for his crusade against smog, pollution and the greedy oligarchy controlling the oil industry.


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Bike maker Melo at work in his workshop

Each bicycle in FUCK OIL reverbs the core of anti-consumerism and anti-materialism philosophies with its production from recycled bike parts in conjunction with new parts.


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Bike maker Melo at work

Through the execution of skillful craftsmanship, the ultimate goal of the project is to give basic objects, road bikes in this case, another life that reaches far beyond their original function such as a means of transport.


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Detail of Melo’s Lab

Moreover, the bicycles have been modified with elusive and allusive details that range from hand-sewn saddle bags, political buttons and nickel iron saddles to make the FUCK OIL custom bicycles authentic two-wheeled representatives of new forms of activism.



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