There is a particular sensation of Austin on a bicycle. Meandering down hills with the backdrop of limestone cliffs and steel bridges bathed by violet sunsets. Traffic accompanied by the symphony of splashing springs, live music, and bike bells. Gently humid evenings with wafts of cedar trees, whiskey, tacos, and brisket. Scenic Route celebrates Austin’s unique overlaps of culture and nature, artistry and athleticism – dichotomies exquisitely experienced on our bikes. Scenic Route is a collaborative Art show between Will Bryant, Gideon Tsang, Rapha that celebrates Austin Texas’ vibrant cycling and creative communities.
An Interview with Ariel Wickham Earnhardt and the Full Circle Cycling Project
For today’s Reportage, we linked up with Bay Area artist Ariel Wickham Earnhardt to discuss her artwork, her riding, and her role in the Full Circle Cycling Project video we posted earlier this month, which supports the Coast Miwok’s work to share and preserve their culture, by selling artwork inspired by the land, cycling, and community. Read on below for an interview and a look at Ariel’s local rides…
WTFBX: Tessa Hull’s Illustrated Timeline of WTF-B Riders in History
Our friends at WTFBX have another poster for sale, showcasing the history of WTF bike riders in history. Tessa Hull’s illustrated timeline is a 150-year story of the bicycle as a tool for social activism.
Using a combination of historical information and hand-drawn illustrations, Tessa Hulls dives into the feminist history of cycling and shines a light on a cohort of adventurers who took to their bikes to knock down gender barriers. Tessa’s article and illustrated timeline are featured in the first issue of the Get Rad Be Radical publication which is also available on our store.
Proceeds will directly support the operating costs for WTFBX programs.
Shipping: United States only
Size: 11 x 17”
Material: 100# paper
Printed by: Paperjam Press
Printed in: Portland OR
Illustrated by: Tessa Hulls
Head to WTFBX to order!
Some Love for the 2020 Swift Campout Artwork by Skyler Elzy
It’s no secret we’re fans of the desert here at the Radavist and so we really wanted to give the 2020 Swift Campout product design a shoutout due to the spectacular illustration work of artist Skyler Elzy. This desert landscape with the Swift fox just melts our hearts.
Check out the full 2020 Swift Campout lineup at Swift Industries and we hope everyone got out on the Autumnal Solstice.
WTF Bikexplorers Guiding Principles Poster
Got extra wall space in your office or bike shop? Or perhaps you would like to gift your LBS/IBD one of these posters as a reminder to the community?
Get a limited edition screen printed poster of the WTF Bikexplorers Guiding Principles as a daily reminder for yourself, friends, family, coworkers, boss, or anyone else who might want to know what WTF is all about.
Proceeds directly support the Cycling Industry Pledge and WTF Bikexplorers programs
Shipping: United States only
Size: 11 x 17”
Material: 100# paper, screenprint
Screenprinted by: Seizure Palace
Printed in: Portland OR
Designer: Molly Sugar
Pick one up at the WTF Bikexplorers webshop today!
Casey Robertson’s Cool Collages of Cool People!
I fell upon a sudden dry spell in my business. Understandably, most of my commercial clients put current and future work on pause. I was kind of sitting around for a few days watching tumbleweeds roll through the house and started to worry about the future of my creativity and viability as an illustrator.
Dave Weagle on the Evil Bikes Chamois Hagar
Yesterday’s post was a hoot! Evil really created a divisive bike! While our comments were pretty calm, our Instagram got out of hand! A friend sent me this post yesterday and I thought I’d share it for those looking for more insight on this bike!
“The Chamois Hagar is an outlier though. I hated my previous road bikes. Too sketchy, twitchy, felt like an accident waiting to happen. So, around the spring of 2015, I came up with some geometry and specs to make a “road” bike that riders like me would immediately understand and be able to ride.”
If you’re curious about who designed the Chamois Hagar, then head to Dave’s Instagram!
Pas Normal Studios Launches into North American Market with a San Francisco Pop Up Shop
Photos by Arthur Alvarez
Danish brand Pas Normal Studios have been making waves in the cycling apparel and accessories world since their launch with their minimal designs and precision fit. Today, we look inside their new Pop Up in San Francisco and gain more information inside this clean, minimal, yet beautiful space. Read on below.
The Best Olympic Branding
Is on display at the LACMA this month in the Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 exhibition. Make sure you check it out. I wonder what the new Los Angeles branding will look like in 2028?
Più di Pegoretti: Design Students Products
“Enthusiasm for cycling, commitment to your own work and the openness to learn new things from each other — that is the bond that unites the students from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and Dario Pegoretti, the master builder of top-quality, individual frames for racing bikes. For weeks he and the students wrestled with ideas and plans — thinking, drawing and designing. The many ideas finally gelled into a singular project: Più di Pegoretti.”
Anyone who’s attended design school, can attest to at least one professor who has singlehandedly changed their outlook on the world. I’d imagine Pegoretti would be such a professor. Check out the Più di Pegoretti project and see what his students came up with this semester!
Genre de Vie
While the standard issue talking head approach to bicycle documentary can get old relatively fast, I found this one in particular to be quite informative. Filmed in Copenhagen and NYC, two cycling hubs, Genre de Vie takes a look at urban life and the empowerment achieved by using the bicycle as a form of transportation.
If you’re an architect, urban planner, or someone who is enthralled by urbanism, give this one a watch for sure.
Still One of the Best Designed Shop Jerseys
NYC’s John Campo posted this on his Facebook yesterday and I had to share it. These Keith-Haring designed City Cycles jerseys have always been my favorite. A pristine example of less is more with no visible sponsor logos, or flashy colors. Just white space with an original Haring illustration.
It seems some of the original City Cycles members have gotten back together, formed a Facebook Group and have made commemorative t-shirts. I’m not sure when or if they’ll be selling to the public, but I felt like it was worth the share, regardless.
Feed My Ride Collaboration Musette Designs
To celebrate the Grand Départ 2014 in Yorkshire, Progress Packaging commissioned a group of designers and illustrators to create a series of unique musettes.
Musettes are 300 x 360mm, screen printed black on custom dyed yellow cotton with embroidered tag and internal pocket.
Pick up one at Process Packaging. Personally, I’m feeling the I Love Dust design…