With the Tour de France in full flow how could you not want to share your cycling passion with the world via the medium of a colourful tee? Andy Scullion, a graphic designer who graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2009 with a degree in product design, combines his passion for cycling (his current bike is a Specialized Allez, since you ask) with a talent for creating beautiful t-shirts and prints. Explaining his creative process, Andy half-jokes ‘I design my work in my head, it goes through my arm to my hand and then through my hand onto my computer. From here it goes onto a tee…’ Whatever the reality, the results are rather wonderful and at Cyclo we find ourselves torn between the Chris Froome and Hipster Lion Bike as our favourite.
Andy is currently aiming to raise £2,000 via the Kickstarter ‘crowd funding’ channel to produce a brand-new print featuring 32 beautiful bikes suggested by the projects backers. Varying levels of pledge reward backers with postcards or prints of various sizes or the opportunity to submit a picture of their own treasured bike for consideration for inclusion. ‘I run the risk of not getting backers with beautiful bicycle!’ says Andy, ‘But I’ve seen a lot of nice bikes so there isn’t much risk of that.’
T-shirts and prints are available via etsy.com