Yesterday this artist, Nickalas Blades, left a comment on a post, which then directed me to his body of work. Photorealistic oil paintings are something I can’t wrap my head around, as far as a process to end product is concerned, yet Nickalas Blades’ work makes it look easy. Or at least he blurs the lines between photos and paintings. Head on over to his site for more!
We all know this feeling. Switchback after switchback, we keep pushing upward to the summit. It’s one of the greatest sensations any cyclist can endure…
100 Copies’ 26th run of their cycling-inspired, limited prints pays homage to Chinese brush painting and the last 500 meters of bike racing. Pick one up at 100 Copies.
Rangeley Morton is a furniture builder and a cyclist, so it was only a matter of time before both passions began to inform each other. One such effort is the Post, a handmade, collapsable, bicycle rack, best suited at home or in a shop. This unique design was inspired by classic tools, while ironically, no tools are needed to assemble Post.
Post’s arms and legs are locked in place with sailing twine threaded through a removable brass pipe. Simply tie a knot… Designed to work with everything from a MTB to a classic road frame, Post only requires a top tube to hold and display your bike.
Each Post is signed, numbered and retails for $450 – simply email to order. See a quote about Post from Rangeley Morton below, along with more photos.
Matt Cardinal’s Daily Derailleur Instagram illustrations are amazing and after many requests, he’s begun putting them on t-shirts. So far, a Shimano shirt has popped up, with what appears to be a Paul derailleur shirt in queue. Head over to Matt’s Instagram to follow the sales and TeeSpring to order one of the Shimano shirts.
Edit: Matt just updated the TeeSpring site to include a web store with three designs, including the Paul derailleur.
Originally created for Art Crank 2014, this print by Karan Singh uses his signature high-contrast color patterns. See more of Karan’s work at his portfolio site and pick up a print of The Hills at his web shop.
From Signal Cycles‘ co-owner Matt Cardinal come what many would consider Instagram gold. I love it when framebuilders – or anyone for that matter – take it upon themselves to document cycling’s nuanced history like this: simple pen and ink drawings of classic derailleurs, once a day, for a month, all catalogued with the #DailyDerailluer hashtag.
Matt, we’re paying attention over here. Great job.
“Born out of a friendship and shared love of impractical vehicles and the clean aesthetic of 60’s and 70’s road racing, this project represents the culmination of seeds planted a few years ago. When Sacha started in on a design for the new Vanilla kit, he was reminded of how garish modern team gear has become. Thinking about what the design could be, he wanted to evoke the beauty and simplicity of past designs, while keeping the forward-looking feel the Workshop believes in…”
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100 Copies returns with another of their limited-edition prints. This round, it’s entitled Cyclism:
“As a celebration of the beauty and joy of cycling, 300 noteworthy quotes are assembled to create this artwork. Drawn from a wide variety of bike lovers – from presidents to pro racers, scientists to artists – this collection expresses what makes cycling more than a sport. Some quotes are slices of life, while some are deeper musings. But all of them will resonate with, and inspire, your cyclist’s soul.”
Pick one up at 100 Copies.