Monday, November 29, 2010
Darren @ Dream Cycle in Vancouver is a cool guy with a cool dog and a cool shop that builds the coolest bicycles. Check out pics in the gallery. Not a lemon in that bunch! Stare at them for hours... Anyway, he builds his own frames now - the touring/commuting varieties with more to come I am sure - and wanted a head tube badge to adorn them. He already had the "Sedgwick" designed in an urban tag style from another artist, and wanted to go with a phoenix & wheel motif. I must have been on an art deco Chrysler Building. Rocketeer kick and came up with the following: I was impressed at the detail that the badge-maker was able to retain. Go buy one!!!
Here's a wicked (I already overused "cool" earlier) build video with a great custom track:
My magazine artwork has afforded me exposure to many ambitious startups in the bicycle industry. I've enjoyed building relationships with each and every one, and continually am inspired by their passion and creativity. Craig Gaulzetti spent years racing in Europe and contacted me to design a logo inspired by the Wallonia rooster (French-speaking region of southern Belgium). Simple, sexy bicycles he makes. I'm rather fond of this one. Those are not decals - that is wet paint. My apologies to the painter and his Exacto-cramped hands More pics here.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Got another Dirt Rag cover under my belt. This was the first large painting I've attempted since my crash/surgery, and the arm hurts, but I have a backlog of projects and images in my head from those 6 months that need to get out. The final printed piece looks a bit different because the art director tweaked the color a bit. I don't mind it, but I like this better. Let's title it Babe