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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."

Sticker #308: One Less Car !

by Joe Biel

Be the change you want to see on the road.

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Sticker #102: I heart My Bike

by Joe Biel

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 #159: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

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

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

by Joe Biel

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

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

by Joe Biel

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

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Sticker #075: Celebrate Efficiency over the Automobile

by Joe Biel

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

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Sticker #001: Critical Mass

by Joe Biel

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

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Sticker #287: America's #1 Youth Killer

by Joe Biel

It's true, kids! The car kills more people under 35 than anything else! Beware!

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Sticker #303: Saves Money, Creates Health

by Joe Biel

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

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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 Joe Biel and Super Pack!

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: All About Zines—What, How, & Why!

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

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

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Pin #127: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

The Microcosm chainring heart logo, in colorful goodness, on a button.

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$20 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

by Joe Biel and Super Pack!

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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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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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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