More Army of Cats gig poster goodness…
I love Army of Cats’ work…. always great textures. I’ve got to go on the screenprinting course Mrs. Handmade Cyclist arranged for me!
Great range of Army of Cats posters to buy here: http://armyofcats.bigcartel.com/
I met this beautiful lady outside work this morning, she was just finishing her early shift. Stunning.
We’re supporting (from the UK) the 7th Annual Alleycat Food Drive… loads of bike fun in aid of a great cause. If you are in the Bay Area on the 1st Dec, get involved!
20 Reasons to love Cycling
via It started with a fight…
Loving this vintage poster. Cool, minimal, germanic.
Number two in a series of posters dedicated to capturing the essence of the five Monuments of professional cycling. The Monuments (Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, The Tour of Flanders, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Lombardy) are five of the oldest, longest and toughest one-day cycle races in the world. Each has its own unique character, landmarks and legends.
‘The climber’s classic’, Liège-Bastogne-Liège is also known as La Doyenne - The Oldest.
At its climax, the riders race up La Côte de la Roche aux Faucons, ‘the Rocks with Falcons’. Always decisive, it’s one of the pivotal moments of every race
Click the poster for more views and close-ups
Here’s a new artwork for you…. its autumn, so I though it was time for a poster dedicated to the most beautiful of the Classics - the Giro di Lombardia, The Ride of the Falling Leaves.
My memories of it are of finishing sprints bathed in the warm light of the early evening autumn sun, and of lethal descents made treacherous by the fallen leaves of its title.
At its climax the riders races up the mythic Ghisallo climb, whose hairpins take the riders ever-upwards to one of the most revered places in cycling - the Madonna di Ghisallo. The Madonna is a small chapel at the peak of the climb whose interior is a shrine to cycling. While the racers have no time to stop and offer up a prayer, the Madonna is the end of many a cyclist’s pilgrimage.
Lombardy marks the end of the season, and the start of preparations for the next. An ending, and a new beginning. I hope that for cycling the dead leaves now truly are falling, and a new spring of bright, fresh shoots will emerge.
This helps explain just how cycling’s got itself into the terrible mess its in.
Simple. Lovely. I like.
Soviet Design Classic - 50 years of Dynamo Kiev
Minimalist beauty - more images on the 50th anniversary of Dynamo Kiev
The Dynamos on IBWM