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Joe Biel is a self-made publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder/manager of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He tours with his films on the Dinner and Bikes program and has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Utne Reader, Portland Mercury, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Readymade, Punk Planet, Profane Existence, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the SpectrumManspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Beyond the Music, Bamboozled, Bipedal, By Pedal, and more. He is the director of the documentaries Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk, Of Dice & Men, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film seriesThe Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy."

big patch #058: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

Since 2002 this has been Microcosm's logo! What a fabulous way to celebrate love AND bicycling?

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$20 Superpack: Joe's Faves

by Super Pack! and Joe Biel

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

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$20 Superpack: Jeff's Faves!

by Super Pack! , Joe Biel, Bill Brown and Dan P. Moore

The crew here at Microcosm are putting together some of their favorite stuff for these super awesome Superpacks. Jeff's ...

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

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

Combining the "How" (Make a Zine: When Words and Graphics Collide), the "What" (Zine Yearbook #9), and the "Why" (Notes ...

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$20 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

by Super Pack! and Joe Biel

If your curious about wanting to know more things Joe, then this is the super pack for you! You'll learn how he makes ...

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Evolution Cargo T-shirt

by Joe Biel

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

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One Less Truck t-shirt

by Joe Biel

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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Drive More, Save Less t-shirt

by Joe Biel

We all know that if cars could talk (which some of them already can!) this is what they'd talk about. Cars are always ...

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Health / Money t-shirt

by Joe Biel

Halfway through 2010 a stencil started appearing in the streets of New York City. We've taken that image, thought about ...

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

by Joe Biel

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

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Old School T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

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

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There's a Special Place in Hell For Bike Thieves t-shirt

by Joe Biel

While there's a certain implied "punishment" or "retribution" here, I think every cyclist can relate to the emotional ...

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Aftermass t-shirt

by Joe Biel and Matt Gauck

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

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Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

by Joe Biel

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

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Xerography Debt #31

by Joe Biel, Davida Breier and Al Burian

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all involved. Now on ...

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Cycling Shorts DVD

by Joe Biel

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

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Bipedal, By Pedal! #3: A history of bicycle activism in Portland, OR

by Joe Biel

In this, the third issue of Joe Biel's award-winning, ongoing look at the Critical Mass movement, we are given a ...

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Xerography Debt #30

by Joe Biel, Davida Breier and Al Burian

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

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Patch #197: Put The Fun Between Your Legs (long)

by Joe Biel

Seriously, we're talking about bicycling. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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Evolution Gal T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

For nearly as long as the original evolution t-shirt has been designed, people have been asking for a variant. Gender ...

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Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

by Joe Biel

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

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