Just a brief mention of my latest bicycle related graphic, the 2014 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show poster.
I collaborated with local design wiz, Kelley Dodd, and the infamous Andy Newlands of Strawberry Cycles.
(Thanks to both of you!)
With input from a variety of sponsors and organizers, the original design concept was a bike with a basket
filled with hops.
The design committee suggested we drop in some beer bottles. In PhotoShop, I added three photos of bottles.
A stainless steel mini-keg growler was another idea they suggested. We presented these options to the board.
Nix those. Let’s focus on the key sponsor, Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery, and do HUB bottles. Switch out the wicker basket for a metal one. First, I drew one bottle on my WACOM, and then repeated it to fill the basket.
This worked, so I tried some color versions. Here is one I liked.
But then it seemed that using the red and yellow in the HUB beer logo would really make the art really pop.
And it does.
Here is a detail at 100%. At this magnification, it looks more hand-painted.
And here’s the final poster with Kelley’s design magic.
See you at the show!