I’ve recently started using the online mood-board website Pinterest, and it’s great. Basically it’s somewhere to save all those images you find where surfing the net and want to keep without cluttering up your computer. Anyway, I’ve started a board with the aim to collect as many cycling jersey images as humanly possible (obviously!) which will hopefully develop into a full database for inspiration and information on historic jersey designs.
The Pinterest page in question is here and I’m looking for your help to get as many jerseys in there as possible. Just email me with links or images to email@example.com or if you think this is something you would like to really get involved with then I’ll give you a login to this page so you can add more jerseys [...]
One of my favourite design inspiration websites is “It’s Nice That” and they recently did an interview with Nick Hand, a cycling designer who cycled the British and Irish coastlines. What sets his journey apart is that during his travels he interviewed and recorded many fascinating people along the way who had a wide variety of artisan jobs and then produced a lovely book of his meetings. A nice twist on the normal cycling journal.
Read the interview with Nick here and see his website here.
Crayonfire (aka Neil Stevens) is an illustrator and blatantly a massive cycling fan as this year he produced a beautiful print for every stage of the Tour De France!
Using bright colours and geometric shapes I’m really taken with these prints. I’ve just got to work out which to buy (here).
Here are my favourites:
I recently found these figures on Ebay and upon winning the auction found the seller to have recently bought a couple of our jerseys!
Paul currently sells the figures only on Ebay (here), but hopefully we can help him get him his own website in due course. In addition, we are discussing the possibility of doing some Milltag specials in due course. Stay tuned!
As a cyclist who likes his food I love this site started by Louise McCall: Patisserie Cyclisme
As she says: “Over the last few months I have got to know lots of fantastic cyclists from all around the country, we all share a love of the bike but also the cake and the coffee, so I thought it might be good to pool ideas, reviews, routes and good tech services and shops on Posterous as it’s a great platform. Twitter is great but here we can add more in depth info, cakes and hopefully plot an interactive map along the way.”
Next time you plan a ride, make sure you check there’s a decent cake vendor on the way, there’s even an interactive map!
Dawn Foster’s brilliant blog serves to expose the sexist idiots of London through her daily experiences cycling through our city’s streets. As she explained on the fantastic Guardian Bike Blog…
“I believe the only way you can really know a city is by bike. But the one thing that spoils matters, and it seems to thrive whenever I’m on my bike, is the abuse I receive from pedestrians and motorists alike.
The sight of me whizzing away on two wheels seemed to increase some people’s boldness to the point where they’d shout insults they’d never dare express to people who would have the time to stop and challenge them.
As I zoomed from work to home and back again, I’d often let such insults fester in my head. I wondered – why had [...]
While wondering round the New Designers exhibition in London Town (on till Sunday) I came across this brilliant play on the skull trophy by Sung Kug Kim. He’s currently looking for a manufacturer to roll them out beyond these rather tasty one-offs so if you own a factory or know anyone that you think could help him get in touch via his site.
On my recent holiday in Japan I got these mega sour lemon drops and noticed the little cycling character on the back. Not sure you’d want to scoff these sweets while cycling though, you wouldn’t be able to see as as they make you screw your face up that much!
If you live in London, chances are you’ve probably seen INSA’s high heel stickers somewhere, although perhaps not covering a bike as in this image I was given on buying one of his limited edition fashion collaboration’s? Wonder if he fancies doing a Milltag jersey?
If you don’t know: “INSA is a fine artist and designer who has established himself from a graffiti background through extensive street level work and gallery shows around the world. Throughout his career, INSA has allowed himself to explore different approaches and outlets for his artistic agenda, including designing signature collections for brands such as Kangol, Kid Robot and Oki-Ni, as well as starting his own heel company ‘INSA HEELS’. He has undertaken many private commissions for clients such as Sony and Nike and was recently [...]