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The Part About the Helmets

June 17, 2013 | by


We were thrilled to run across this custom bike helmet, modeled on the 2666 cover designed by Charlotte Strick (who just happens to be The Paris Review’s art editor!). Says Ariel Abrahams, who commissioned the literary topper,

I chose my design because when I read the book 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, I was literally taken aback. I had to sit down, stop my life and just read. I really fell in love. I thought a bike helmet depicting the magical sea-life images from the cover of the third book of 2666 would commemorate these overwhelming, larger than life feelings somehow. If you have read the book, you know the importance of the sea creature images to the tone of the story.




  1. Angelabsurdist | June 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    The images remind me of Oscar Fate in ” The Part about Fate. The sea images are perfect.

  2. Albert Pulido | June 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm


  3. Anna | April 19, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Right, I have the same question: how do I get one???

  4. cat sprat | April 19, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    and a clever way to inspire motorists to slow down . . and enjoy the art

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