Osaka-based artist Concrete Road is inspired by bikepacking and Manga, the Japanese art style created in the 19th century. From product design to bikepacking portraits, Concrete Road’s work is worth a follow on Instagram. You can also browse the Concrete Road online shop.
Light the Night is the newest poster from 100 Copies, inspired by that time from dusk to dawn where even our most familiar roads and trails become new. Pick up a print at 100 Copies.
Check out more of his cycling characetures at his Instagram.
Thank you, Yehuda Moon!
We can’t get these posters up on the site before they sell out. At least that was the case with the original prints of this design by 100 Copies. The Tree of Joy sold out so fast that they felt compelled to sell some artist proofs of the design. Head to 100 Copies now to see more details.
You may or may not remember this project. RockShox reached out to a handful of artists back in 2011 to design decal sets for their forks. Geoff was one of them, bringing his playful typography and animals to the design palette. You can see the other artwork over at PinkBike.
Great find, Tracko!
Roll With It in the South: A Florida Watercolor Sketchbook
Illustrations by Chris McNally, words by John Watson
Recently, Blackburn has been premiering their Roll With It film in various places around the country. To coincide with this premiere, artist Chris McNally submitted his watercolor sketchbook from the trip for us to share here on the Radavist. These are the sketches he made while on the bicycle tour through the deep, deep south. Enjoy!
If you’d like to read Brian Vernor’s trip report, make sure you check that out too!
People, of all ages are masters of the sketch or doodle. Their interpretations of everyday objects can sometimes provide inspiration to artists like Gian Lucagimini to render these sketches in 3D. Honestly, these look way better than most of the concept bikes we see. Check out more at Velocipedia!
A while back, I posted an “X-Ray Pinarello” graphic from an artist named Paul Perret. Almost two years later and now all five of these unique cycling prints are available for sale. I’ve never seen anything like this in terms of cycling posters, so head over to Paul’s webshop to see the rest.
100 Copies has some great new designs up for sale, featuring this “… Life Behind Bars” poster. As always, each design is limited to 100 prints, so head over fast if you’re interested in picking one up!
Check out the other one at NYC Velo!
Last year, when John linked to Jerry Bowles’ Tumblr, I was taken by the Tour Bears series and began using one of his images as my phone background. The other day, I found myself flipping back through Jerry’s work, and sent him a message letting him know how much I liked his stuff – and he offered up a high-res desktop wallpaper to pass on to our readers here.
To download the high-res JPG, right click and save link as – Jerry Bowles – Tour Bears Desktop. As with the Radavist Calendar series, this image is for personal use only!
These days, Jerry’s more active on Instagram than Tumblr. Head on over and give him a follow!
Greg LeMond’s first bike was a Cinelli…
“It all started in February of 1976 when Bob LeMond, Greg’s father, purchased the beautiful, yellow 1974 Cinelli. Interestingly, the bike came into the hands of Greg by way of Mike Synyard, CEO and founder of Specialized Bicycles (at the time he was the distributor for Cinelli in Northern California) and the owner of Rick’s Bike Shop in Reno, Rick Bullis. From there, Greg raced on it for the 1976-1977 seasons and won 40 amateur races. This was the start to a career in professional cycling that would span nearly two decades and included two World Championship titles, three monumental Tour de France victories (the first American to do so), and helped revolutionize cycling as we know it today. It’s only fitting that his first racing bike was yellow… ”
UK designers and illustrators Massif Central has a new poster, illustrating the Tour’s most coveted jersey for climbers: the polka dot. Head over to see more details on this great poster!
Yes. You read that right: “Bikemoji.”
100 Copies took some of our favorite emojis and made them out of common bike parts. A series of 4 designs, Bikemoji is available individually as well as a set of four. Both are limited to, as the name suggests, 100 copies and is stamped / labeled with a unique edition number.
Check out more at 100 Copies and see all four designs below.
Cross is coming! Crosses cumming… something new is coming next week. #CrossesCumming