Playbike® graphics ad in Motocross Illustrated 2012 | Issues #13 + #14
Interview on MXlarge.com on Wednesday 18th. January 2012 By Geoff Meyer
Mikko Niskanen is a Motocross rider who startes his own design business in 2010. Since then it’s been busy times for Niskanen as he worked hard to create a decal/sticker design that brings something fresh to the sport. We sat down and asked him about his business and how he got into the sport of Motocross.
Q: When did your company begin?
A: I started Playbike Ltd. in October 2010.
Q: What made you decide to start a graphics business?
I had a chat about riding, racing and making business with an industrial designer who has a background in motocross. I was selling some parts for his pitbike and eventually we started to talk and question why isn't anyone doing things differently in the motocross graphics market. The market was and still is filled with graphic kits which look pretty much identical no matter who designs and makes them.: Just a few colors filled with a bunch of industry logos.
A: It seemed pretty weird especially because most riders... READ THE FULL STORY HERE...
Feature on industry news section at Racer X Online on Friday 20th. January 2012
Playbike® Ltd. is a newly established motocross graphics company with some truly fresh and unique looking graphic kits.
Playbike's MX graphics line-up has taken influences from other extreme sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding which have a lot more visual appearance than motorsports in general, says the founder of Playbike® Ltd, Mr. Mikko Niskanen.
"We took some great ideas and elements from other sports and urban environment, then tweaked and transformed them to fit dirt bikes keeping in mind the tough nature of motocross racing."
Each motocross bike looks very different compared to other makes and models when they roll off the factory assembly line. This is why Playbike® graphic kit designs are... READ THE FULL STORY HERE...
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