ARTCRANK stages live events featuring bicycle-inspired posters created by local artists, and uses creativity to change the way people think about bicycles and grow the cycling community. Through their Cause Partner program, they also raise thousands of dollars a year for local, national, and international charities.
Create a hand-made, bike-inspired poster to be donated and sold at ARTCRANK STL 2013.
From the get-go I wanted to create a typographic design and not have the expected bicycle illustration or someone/something riding a bicycle, but still be bike-inspired. I have always liked the pattern from the spokes so I recreated them using an amazing and fitting excerpt from Queen’s “Bicycle Race.” The silkscreened tracks in the background help make the connection with the visual and I decided to have all type laser cut so that each buyer can utilize whatever paper they desire as backing to show through the laser cut, just like how they would customize their own bike.