It was an honor and a privilege to collaborate on this new Rapha Film. Working with the best of the best at Farm League and RPS to make it happen. The Gentleman's race is an one of a kind "gumball 3000" event on two wheels. 24 teams race on open roads in LA. Yikes. Special thanks to Tieneke Pavesic and Director Alex Kopps at Farm league.
It's rare these days that you have an idea then produce that idea as you see fit, then replicate that process several times and nobody once doubts it's legitimacy or caliber of artfulness. It's the type of pure creative problem solving you only see once or twice a year when the stars align.
Enter The Athletic.
On top of my hectic design schedule I find time to participate in an ongoing collaboration project between Jeremy + Julie who run The Athletic and I. They are actually athletic BTW.
Together they have a great idea, a simple blog format dedicated to all things sport, sport culture, art & design. Sports + Design? I'm sold.
So together we come up with different products and select objects to feature alongside the editorial content. Jeremy takes good photos and writes better than I do about their daily and often hourly adventures in and around cycling and sport in Portland. It's been so cool to see it absolutely explode onto the scene.
They take great care in fulfilling hundreds of orders for PDX socks and LAX socks and field questions from the Port of Portland with wide grins.
Look for more from Julie Krasniak. A bourgeoning design powerhouse who will be designing the Julie K. collection to compliment the honed offerings of The Athletic.
I concepted and designed this single serving website. It shows your income in real time at day, month and YTD intervals. I worked with Nick Finney and Brad Holdgrafer on developing it into a responsive website. We plan on doing more experiments like this and developing a ios app version.
Megan McGinley and I were asked to create banners for our friends at Walker who we just finished the branding for. We designed and had custom sewn a system of three re-arrnageable weatherproof flags.
They can see be seen at premiere music festivals all over starting with the FYF Fest in LA Later this month.
Thanks to Sara Matarazzo and the crew over at Walker.
First off. Welcome to my new page. I haven't been contributing to the VLU blog regularly since 2009, I guess work took over and there was a sudden rise of design blogs just posting the same stuff. Check here for updates and things I am getting into.
Jeremy Dunn and Slate Olsen of Rapha North America invited me to illustrate one of ten limited edition posters that celebrated the one hundredth edition of the Tour De France.
Broken down into 10 decades from 1903 to 2013, each work represented a specific era of the race. Calling on well-established illustrators and graphic designers from Europe and North America, the collection captures the diversity, beauty, suffering and cultural significance of cycling’s grandest race.
Alongside an exhibition of the 10 artworks at each of the Rapha Cycle Clubs throughout July, the designs were available as limited edition (100) prints from the website. They apparently sold out the first day.
Here are some pictures from the Tokyo Cycling club. Thanks to Lee Basford for the photos. Also, thanks to Jack Saunders one of the stellar designers at Rapha London.