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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Art of Autism, Utne Reader, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Punk Planet, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. Biel is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be RetardedBicycle Culture Rising, and more. Biel is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at joebiel.net

Patch #236: Library Gearz

Patch #236: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel Author

Ever notice how social change happens? 1) People get educated... say, at the library2) A person gets thinking …

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Patch #092: Resist Gossip

Patch #092: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel Author

Okay. We know it is fun and a little addictive. But it also hurts feelings, people's confidence, and reputations. …

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Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

by Joe Biel Editor

Punk is notorious for its loud music, aggressive attitude, and safety-pinned style. Less well known is the radical …

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Pin #207: One Less/Fewer Truck

Pin #207: One Less/Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel Author

Gotta get the kids to school, groceries back from the store, and lumber to the job site? Look no more! Get your cycle …

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Pin #214: Live Free or Drive!

Pin #214: Live Free or Drive!

by Joe Biel Author

Live free or drive! Even if you drive a car, that doesn't mean you love it, or even tolerate it very well. …

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Pin #208: Library Gearz

Pin #208: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel Author

 Get engaged with the world through books! Ride your bike to the library. Tack this 1" round …

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Pin #211: One Less Car (text)

Pin #211: One Less Car (text)

by Joe Biel Author

Let us hope, in the not so distant future...Drop the car, pick up a bike! This 1" round pinback button is …

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Pin #210: Consumes Money, Destroys Health

Pin #210: Consumes Money, Destroys Health

by Joe Biel Author

The mechanical root of all evil. Hate cars? Us too. Show your enviromental support with this 1" round pinback …

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Pin #209: Creates Health, Saves Money

Pin #209: Creates Health, Saves Money

by Joe Biel Author

The best of both worlds! Cycling lovers unite with this 1" round pinback button handmade in the USA. …

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Pin #213: Evolution Gal

Pin #213: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel Author

Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This 1" round pinback button is perfect if you like cycling or …

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Pin #203: Aftermass

Pin #203: Aftermass

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Because we cyclers should make sure cars have space on the road, too. So long as they follow the rules, behave …

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Pin #205: Old School

Pin #205: Old School

by Joe Biel Author

All these smug young hipsters on their safety bicycles just don't respect how things used to be. Keep it old school …

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Pin #212: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (shirt-style)

Pin #212: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (shirt-style)

by Joe Biel Author

The shirt you know and love, now in 1" round pinback button form. Buy a shirt. Buy a button. Pin that …

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Pin #206: Meet America's #1 Killer

Pin #206: Meet America's #1 Killer

by Joe Biel Author

So sinister. So unfortunately true. Warn the masses about the destruction from automobiles with this #bikepositive …

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Sticker #308: One Less Car!

Sticker #308: One Less Car!

by Joe Biel Author

Be the change you want to see on the road.

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Sticker #306: Meet America's #1 killer

Sticker #306: Meet America's #1 killer

by Joe Biel Author

The truth is out there.

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Sticker #309: Live Free or Drive! (black)

Sticker #309: Live Free or Drive! (black)

by Joe Biel Author

Live Free or Drive, spread the word.

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Sticker #265: Live Free or Drive (square)

Sticker #265: Live Free or Drive (square)

by Joe Biel Author

Ride bikes, save the world.

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Sticker #305: Every Car a Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair (women)

Sticker #305: Every Car a Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair (women)

by Joe Biel Author

Truer words have never been spoken. Or put on a sticker.

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Sticker #301: Old School

Sticker #301: Old School

by Joe Biel Author

#Throwback.

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Sticker #287: America's #1 Youth Killer

Sticker #287: America's #1 Youth Killer

by Joe Biel Author

It's true, kids! The car kills more people under 35 than anything else! Beware! This vinyl sticker shows an …

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Sticker #102: I heart My Bike

Sticker #102: I heart My Bike

by Joe Biel Author

This sticker is pretty self explanatory. If you love your bike, perhaps you need a sticker to make sure everyone else …

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Sticker #001: Critical Mass

Sticker #001: Critical Mass

by Joe Biel Author

Critical Mass is an event typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists …

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Sticker #075: Celebrate Efficiency over the Automobile

Sticker #075: Celebrate Efficiency over the Automobile

by Joe Biel Author

Bikes are more energy efficient than cars. In other news, the sky is blue.  

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Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel Author, Aaron Renier Author and alex wrekk Author

Microcosm's iconic chainring heart, now in sticker form!

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