I made this poster in 2011 for a large exhibition called Interbike. It was a selection of artists chosen from around the world to display posters at this large bicycle convention. For this show I created Infinite, which was meant to be an abstract, artistic version of my dream bicycle.
I was influenced by the first patented diagram sketch of the human velocipede and was inspired at how revolutionary the idea was. The centuries-old invention had solid form and purpose to allow for a future of infinite possibilities in design, manufacturing, interpretation, art and travel. This new diagram is of a revolutionary bicycle, portraying kinetic art, expression and possibility.
What is cool to me is the process. I started by sketching a simple and basic bike form very loosely with bits of detail and movement. From there I make lots of pieces, shapes, pattern, lines, curves, etc in the computer and start combining and overlapping them to fit within the bike form. I’ll completely over-complicate things and create a hodgepodge of messy—but will eventually start taking away bits and pieces to simplify and balance.
The print is a 4-color screenprint on French Pop-Tone Whip Cream paper, measuring 18x24. Printed by Steady Print Shop Co.
I now have this poster for sale on artcrank.com for a very limited time. PURCHASE HERE. After this sale, I won't have many of this small edition of prints left! Get it in time for the holidays!
Dug through some archives for this old ribbon lettering I did a few years back with Target.
Reusing some of my old work in some new ways. Here are some scraps of holiday cheer.
Large wall mural piece in the MSP airport. Keep an eye out for it at the Explore Afar shop.
A couple years back I worked with the SC Johnson company on a logo for their Thanksgiving campaign. I keep seeing it pop up here and there this season. I thought I'd show a little process on that project. Hope we're all feeling thankful and gracious and recognizing all that is important around us.