Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.

Ideas

These are all my good ideas and bad. I recommend you start with my favorite ideas. Or try doing a search. My ideas are sprinkled everywhere like seeds and some grow up to be books.

Blue Bicycle Design logo
How I make stuff

Bicycle Logo Design

Graphic Design, Illustration and Production Scott funded most of his adventures, this website and a lot of school projects with the profits from years of working in the advertising business. Scott worked as either a senior graphic designer or art director in some of the best advertising agencies in the country, including TBWA\Chiat\Day when they

Bicycle pop quiz. A bicycle minus wheel equals what?
Bicycle Quotes

Bicycle Quotation Mashup Quiz

Test yourself with this bicycle quotation mashup quiz. We’ve replaced one word with one of the following: bike, bicycle, bicyclist, road or ride. Can you guess the original quote and author?

An animation of 4 aerial photographs of school kids standing in interesting shapes: bicycle, worm, cupcake and butterfly.
How I make stuff

How the School Photo is made

Pictured here is a new and amazing photograph. Read about the making of the monarch butterfly school photo. Below is an overview of how we made the other photographs. The Cupcake Boy School Photo I think this is a beautiful picture even though it didn’t turn out as I imagined because I didn’t correct enough

The new book on the floor of the printer's shop waiting to be bound. Each stack is a set of pages.
How I make stuff

How the book is made

The following is a step by step summary of how the book is made. It’s a 3-month project. Below is a rough outline because this is an ever-changing and improving process, and every school does things a little differently. In summary: Planning. Steps 0-3. Creating. Steps 4-13. Celebrating. Step 15. Don’t miss step 15! Making

The Wheels of Chance; A Bicycling Idyll By H.G. Wells 1896. With a portrait of the author.
Guest Adventures

The Wheels of Chance by H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells wasn’t just a visionary when it came to time machines or men walking on the moon, he also wrote the very first book about bicycle touring, which also helped give rise to the female emancipation movement.

Vintage photo of Albert Einstein riding a bicycle with quotation overlayed
Bicycle Quotes

Life is like riding a bicycle ~ Einstein

Einstein’s famous bicycle quote explained. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” See the original source.

The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover artist's rendition of the rover on the red, sandy Mars surface investigating rocks.
Dreamaplay

Imagine standing on Mars

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand on Mars? Now you don’t have to thanks to this month’s featured Argonaut, the Curiosity Rover. Stand on Mars in this virtual reality panoramic image.

A close up of the artistic cover of the Hero With A Thousand Faces. Hundreds of real people, like a mosaic, paint the picture of a hero.
Ideas

What is a hero?

Is it true that the only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible. Is that what it means to be a hero?

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