Category Archives: Design
Roll With It in the South: A Florida Watercolor Sketchbook – Chris McNally

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!


Follow Chris on Instagram and be sure to check out Roll With It screening information.

Jun 24, 2016 13 comments
Gian Lucagimini’s Velocipedia Renderings of Drawings

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!

Apr 21, 2016 14 comments
Paul Perret’s X-Ray Prints

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.

Mar 28, 2016 2 comments
I Spend My Life Behind Bars

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!

Feb 17, 2016 1 comment
Jerry Bowles: Tour Bears Desktop Wallpaper

Words by Morgan Taylor. Illustration by Jerry Bowles.

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!

Dec 16, 2015 4 comments
Nickalas Blades: Jaune – Greg LeMond’s First, the Cinelli

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… ”

Read more on this incredible piece of art at Nickalas’ site and don’t forget to see more details while you’re over there.

Nov 11, 2015 8 comments