Author: Charles Youel

Charles Youel

Charles Youel

Charles is the founder and Creative Director of ARTCRANK®, a pop-up art show series and online store featuring bike-inspired posters. ARTCRANK held its first show in Minneapolis in 2007, and has staged more than 75 events featuring handmade, limited-edition prints in cities across the U.S. and beyond, including shows in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Chicago, New York, Boston, London, and Paris. He works as an independent copywriter, creative director and strategy wonk for a number of design and advertising agencies in the Twin Cities, and prefers to sit on the aisle in an exit row.

Human Bike Lane in Minneapolis

Safe Passage

I tend to navigate by landmarks and familiar routes more than street names, especially when I’m riding a bike. After all, my focus is usually on the conditions that directly affect my safety, health and wellbeing more than street signs. Namely, the people in cars with whom I’m sharing the road. So it took me […]