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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, Publishers Weekly's #1 fastest growing publisher of 2022. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Art of Autism, Reading Glasses, PBS, 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. Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at joebiel.net

Sticker #300: Evolution Comfort

Sticker #300Evolution Comfort

by Joe Biel Author

For the folks who have upgraded from their racing bike, to a comfy-cruiser-commuter bike. Show off your evolutionary…

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Sticker #075: Celebrate Efficiency over the Automobile

Sticker #075Celebrate Efficiency over the Automobile

by Joe Biel Author

Bikes are more energy efficient than cars. In other news, the sky is blue.(Sturdy vinyl sticker with white print on a…

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Sticker #288: Save $8,000 and smile more

Sticker #288Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel Author

If you ride a bike instead of driving a car you'll save an average of $8,000 per year! Some studies report an…

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Sticker #304: Every Car a Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair (men)

Sticker #304Every Car a Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair (men)

by Joe Biel Author

This one's for you, gentlemen. (Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white background. Reads: "Every…

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Sticker #149b: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (long)

Sticker #149b: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (long)

by Joe Biel Author

Get your mind out of the gutter! Where else would you put your bike?(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black or pink print on a…

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Sticker #303: Saves Money, Creates Health

Sticker #303Saves Money, Creates Health

by Joe Biel Author

The car: Consumes Money, Destroys Health. The bicycle: Creates Health, Saves Money. Economics trumps car culture…

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$20 Superpack: Joe's Faves

$20 Superpack: Joe's Faves

by Joe Biel Author and Super Pack! Author

They say it's impossible to pick favorite children. But after stewing for a few hours on our long history of titles,…

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$20 Superpack: All About Zines—What, How, & Why!

$20 Superpack: All About Zines—What, How, & Why!

by Joe Biel Author, Bill Brent Author, Stephen Duncombe Author and Super Pack! Author

Combining the "How" (Make a Zine), the "What" (Zine Yearbook #9), and the "Why" (Notes…

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Pin #127: Chainring Heart

Pin #127Chainring Heart

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

The Microcosm chainring heart logo, in colorful goodness, on a 1" round pinback button. Bike love! Cycling passion!…

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Every Car A Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair t-shirt

Every Car A Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair t-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Don't blame the driver. Blame the engineer. Blame the institution. Blame the vehicle. Innumerable studies about…

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Old School T-Shirt

Old School T-Shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Remember the old days of carelessly riding your penny farthing around the playground after school and then taking it out…

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Evolution Cargo T-shirt

Evolution Cargo T-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

Throughout science there has been minor discrepancies in the way that different species evolve. Some become sleek racers…

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Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

The "Sweetheart" chainring is a classic chainring set that inspired the design for the Chainring Heart logo.…

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Share the Road

Share the Road

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Personally, I'm not a communist and don't believe that the public should continue to subsidize automobiles on…

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One Less Truck t-shirt

One Less Truck t-shirt

by Joe Biel Author

What's that? You have to take the kids to school, the dog to the park, and pickup the groceries on the way home? You…

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Xerography Debt #31

Xerography Debt #31

by Joe Biel Author, Davida G. Breier Author and Al Burian Author

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all…

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Cycling Shorts

Cycling Shorts

by Joe Biel Author

What is bicycle culture? It’s what you make of it. Anything can happen: Activists educate the policymakers.…

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Xerography Debt #30

Xerography Debt #30

by Joe Biel Author, Davida G. Breier Author and Al Burian Author

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt, is a labor of love and obsession. This 30th…

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Aftermass poster

Aftermass poster

by Joe Biel Author and Matt Gauck Author

Let's stripe those car lanes so by 2050, when cars are not so dominant in our culture, the minority who operate them…

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The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

by Joe Biel Author with Abner Smith

An intimate, never-seen-before examination of the life and death of Lee Harvey Oswald. Where other would-be Oswald…

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Pin #185: Tandem Riders

Pin #185Tandem Riders

by Joe Biel Author

 Riding a bike in tandem is a metaphor for so many things, and the literal reality is pretty great too. Show your…

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Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

Pin #183Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel Author

Let these historical cyclists riding the streetcar tell you how they feel! And then tell someone else with…

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Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

Pin #176Ask me about freeway removal

by Joe Biel Author

Freeways are handy for going long distances, but in cities they are too often used to destroy and divide some…

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Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

Pin #177Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel Author

Cars cost the average driver $8000 a year. Your smile is worth a million. This handmade 1" round pinback button?…

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Pin #173: Free Parking

Pin #173Free Parking

by Joe Biel Author

Grab your U-lock and get out there! No need to parallel park on a bike, you're a forward-thinking cycler! Show it…

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Patch #213: Save $8,000 and smile more

Patch #213Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel Author

Aside from losing 4,000 or so pounds on your driveway and freeing up the burden of private property imposed on the…

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Patch #199: There's A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves

Patch #199There's A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves

by Joe Biel Author

Sure someone might be a better person for riding a bike rather than a car, but that doesn’t excuse karma! Say…

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If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk: D. un I. t Y.

by Eric Ayotte Author, Joe Biel Author and Jeremy Hogan Author

Over the last fifteen years, Plan-it X Records helped foster a huge cultural revolution, uniting geographically divided…

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Sticker #273: There's A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves

Sticker #273There's A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves

by Joe Biel Author

Car thieves? We couldn't care less about 'em. But when it comes to bike thieves, we believe that there's a…

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Pin #126: Resist Gossip

Pin #126Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel Author

Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears. Don't fall for it. Let others know you don't care for gossip…

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