Product designer Gianluca Gimini stumbled across an interesting fact after asking his friends and random people to draw bicycles — most people can’t do it.
The Italian, who works in his hometown of Imola, started collecting images of men’s bikes drawn by people back in 2009.
Over the next six years he collected an incredible range of drawings which pointed to one thing — that most people have more trouble than you’d think drawing a men’s bicycle.
But he said: “It confirmed my suspicion: everyone, regardless his age and job, can come up with extraordinary, wild, new and at times brilliant inventions.”
In 2016 after seeing the weird and wonderful ideas that people put to paper, he decided to take his project a step further.
Taking some of the most interesting and diverse designs, he rendered them using computer software to make super-realistic images of what they would look life in real life.
Here are 11 of the strange and bizarre creations, with the hand-sketched image of each followed by the rendering he made.
And here’s more of the sketches…