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Paint the Town

Kona Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt has created a niche for herself as a muralist of grandiose proportions. Her impeccable line work can be seen on buildings and walls in major cities across the west. She has transformed a plethora of blank walls in her hometown of Bellingham, Washington with paintings of landscapes, flora, portraits, and our personal favorite, the Kona Astrowhip. In her most recent project, Gretchen teamed up with Coast Salish artist Jason LaClair to create a gorgeous 720’ long piece paying homage to cultural roots of the region and the significance of the annual salmon run.

Check out more from this project at Kona.

In Stock: Jeff Hantman’s Bike Part Alphabet Screen Printed Posters

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In Stock: Jeff Hantman’s Bike Part Alphabet Screen Printed Posters

Cycling-related art prints are always fun and to help support the cycling community here in Santa Fe, we reached out to our friend Jeff Hantman to see if he’d be willing to let us sell some of his “Bike Part Alphabet” art prints in our webshop. These prints are for the vintage aficionados, dirt freaks, parts bin pickers, and co-op combers, with lots of cycling ephemera represented by each of the letters of the alphabet.

Here’s what Jeff has to say about these prints:

I started drawing the artwork for “Bike Part Alphabet” in March of 2020. The idea for the print was to represent each letter of the alphabet with a bike part.

I started riding mountain bikes in the early ’90s and wanted to include as many parts from those early days. My approach was to avoid using brands; however, there were a few letters that were challenging so I got creative with my own rule.

This is an open edition, 3 color silkscreen, printed on 19”x 25” 100# acid-free French Paper with Green Galaxy water-based inks.

These prints are in stock now at the Radavist webshop for $100 plus shipping to the United States only please!

Why Didn’t We See This Ultradynamico Mars Tire Poster?

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Why Didn’t We See This Ultradynamico Mars Tire Poster?

Look, we’re huge Dune fans over here and we’re patiently awaiting the movie. The interstitial space between bikes and sci-fi is rather small, so when something like this pops up, we have to share it. Bryan Buswell designed this insane stillsuit art with a Shai-Hulud cresting in the background for Ultradynamico’s Mars tires. Could this be the greatest bicycle tire ad of the 21st century?

Available in two sizes, 24 x 36″ or 13 x 19″ and printed on 100# text weight paper.

In stock at Ultradynamico.

100 Copies: 8 Cyclists Print

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100 Copies: 8 Cyclists Print

The latest from 100 Copies is a little different than their previous designs:

Taking inspiration from the Bauhaus style graphic design, this artwork combines geometric shapes, balanced forms and bold blocks of colour, to create an abstract depiction of 8 cyclists passing one another on the road. Can you spot them all?

The iconic Bauhaus art movement has impacted our ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. Its reach in the modern society is everywhere: From skyscrapers to household objects and even the humble bicycle. It brought art into everyday life and shaped the way we live today. Cycling, too, can be both an everyday affair and an art form.

Specs:
Date of release: March 2021
Sheet size: 840mm X 594mm (33 inch X 24 inch)
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 4 Pantone Colours to ensure colour accuracy and a high-quality print. Printed on 220gsm Maple Bright paper. Suitable for archival use.

In stock now at 100 Copies.

Trailblazers: Uncovering the Roots of Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz – A 24 Hour History Lesson

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Trailblazers: Uncovering the Roots of Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz – A 24 Hour History Lesson

We’d like to add a note sending our love and support to all those affected by the fires in the Santa Cruz region. You’re in our thoughts…

Back in February, before the whole world was turned upside down, Jimmy Rosas and I took a quick trip up to Santa Cruz. We wanted to ride mountain bikes and eat deep fried zucchini burritos, but most importantly we wanted to visit the Whitney Ford-Terry curated show at the MAH, Trailblazers: Uncovering the Roots of Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz. The show had just opened, and originally this piece was going to be all about driving traffic to the show, but now it’s turned into more of a closing statement. A fare thee well to one of the best mountain bike exhibitions that no one will ever see. A true comprehensive look at the history of mountain biking in Santa Cruz, a place that has now become a mountain bike mecca for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, a place where residents who don’t mountain bike are the weird ones.

100 Copies: Wheee!

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100 Copies: Wheee!

100 Copies always embodies cycling through playful and creative prints, limited to a run of 100. Their latest print, entitled Wheee!, is an abstract representation of mountain biking. A print will set you back $90. See more information at 100 Copies.

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

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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!

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

Jerry Bowles: Tour Bears Desktop Wallpaper

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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!

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Ghost Peloton

This one’s interesting:

“Created for the grand depart of the Tour de France 2014 from Yorkshire, Ghost Peloton fuses performance cycling with athletic choreography performed by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s dancers, and the varied landscapes of race route.

Each rider, bike and performer was illuminated using NVA’s bespoke LED light suit, which can instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and luminosity. The rhythm of movement from the choreographed actions of massed participants becomes a source of creativity in itself, extending perception of the immediate setting.

It’s epic public art, operating at the grandest scale, where physical surroundings become an open canvas carrying a new visual language, expressing mood and movement, comprised of form, colour and line.”