Artists design bike helmets to help raise awareness of brain injury

Bike helmets have been turned into works of art as part of a charity exhibition called Strike: The Helmet Project.

Helmets by artists including Grayson Perry and Andrew Logan will be on show to raise awareness about brain injury and the importance of bike helmets. Strike: The Helmet Project runs from 1-7 September at Look Mum No Hands bike café in London’s Old Street. A total of 27 artists are involved in the project including tattoo artists, fashion designers, jewellers and illustrators. Artists were sent a plain Lazer Sport helmet to create a work of art. The artworks will be auctioned online to raise funds for charity Headway and boost awareness for brain injury survivors. Tattoo artist Alex Binnie initiated the collaboration after his wife Zoe sustained a serious brain injury when cycling in Brighton in June 2015. Zoe has made a full recovery but wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Headway said: “The ultimate aim of the exhibition is to make the wearing of a bike helmet “hip” rather than purely functional – and to ensure everybody knows their life-saving potential.”
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