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Joe Biel is a self-made #ActuallyAutistic 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 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, 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 series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." His work can be found at joebiel.net

Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

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 #288: Save $8,000 and smile more

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 #303: Saves Money, Creates Health

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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$20 Superpack: Joe's Faves

$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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Pin #127: Chainring Heart

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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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

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

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

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Evolution Cargo T-shirt

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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Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

Sweetheart Chainring T-shirt

by Joe Biel

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 and Matt Gauck

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

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, 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

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

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

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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Aftermass poster

Aftermass poster

by Joe Biel and Matt Gauck

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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Pin #185: Tandem Riders

Pin #185: Tandem Riders

by Joe Biel

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

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Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel

Let these historical cyclists riding the streetcar tell you how they feel!

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Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

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

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

by Joe Biel

Cars cost the average driver $8000 a year. Your smile is worth a million. This button? Priceless. 

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Pin #173: Free Parking

Pin #173: Free Parking

by Joe Biel

Grab your U-lock and get out there! 

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Patch #207: Free Parking

Patch #207: Free Parking

by Joe Biel

Wait a minute? It's free ANY time? I may complain about getting rained on from time to time (all winter) but …

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

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

by Joe Biel

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

by Joe Biel

Is it wrong to imply a sense of karma here?

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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, Joe Biel and Jeremy Hogan

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

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Live Free or Drive T-Shirt

Live Free or Drive T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

We've been raised in a car-centric society where from birth to death our lives operate within metal boxes. But it …

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Pin #126: Resist Gossip

Pin #126: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel

Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears. 

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