31ST AUGUST 2013
VELIB X PARIS
VELIB X PARIS
At the beginning of the year I was involved in an exhibition to celebrate the velib cycle hire scheme in Paris. The event was organised in part by ARTCRANK who selected nine illustrators and designers to produce an image that celebrated cycling in Paris.

After a weeks stint in the Grand Palais the works then moved to the Design and Fashion Institute by the docks.

Each of design has been resurected onto a totem pole, which are dotted around the docks.

Not needing a better excuse to visit Paris, I went over to visit my totem pole in August. It's a very nice area with plenty of bars and great views over the Seine and well worth a visit if you're in the area. All the works will be on display until the 6th October.
17TH JULY 2013
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF GRAEME OBREE'S WORLD HOUR RECORD
Graeme Obree
On the 17th July 1993, Graeme Obree attempted the world one hour record. He entered a Norwegian velodrome as a relatively unknown Scot and left as a world record holder.

His bike was built by Obree himself using an array of parts. Perhaps the most famous being from his washing machine. The bike is known fondly as 'Old Faithful' and helped beat the previous record by 445 metres (totaling a grand distance of 51.596km over the 60 minutes).

If you want to find out more about the man himself, visit his website obree.com or take a look at the film based on his endeavours - 'The Flying Scotsman'.
14TH JULY 2013
VULPINE FRANCAIS CYCLING FETE
Vulpine Francais
Vulpine Francais
The 14th July 2013 marked multiple occasions. Bastille Day, the ascent of Mont Ventoux and last but not least the Vulpine Fete. In keeping with the occasion, this fete was held in a very sunny French pub near Richmond park.

I even decorated some gingerbread men for the occasion.

There was an array of beautifully crafted items from the likes of Coloral's revival of the classic cycling bottle, the amazing wares of Anthony Oram, Rich Mitchelson and Philip Deacon and the new faces of cycling, the Simpson magazine.

To add to the amazing weather, outside there were frame building demonstrations from the Bicycle Academy and Saffron Frameworks as well as bike bingo from the London Bike Kitchen.

All in all another fun packed event from Nick, James and Jools aka Vulpine.
13TH JUNE 2013
NOT FOR RENTAL EXHIBITION, 71A GALLERY
Not for Rental Exhibition
Not for Rental Exhibition
Not for Rental Exhibition
23RD JUNE 2013
NATIONAL ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS, GLASGOW
Mark Cavendish
The National Road Race was held in Glasgow this year.

Lizzie Armistead and Mark Cavendish were amongst a very impressive line up of riders and both claimed their respective championships.

This image was taken on the penultimate lap.
10TH - 30TH JUNE 2013
PIGEON POP-UP, ANSTRUTHER
Pigeon Pop-up
The Pigeon Pop-up is back for three weeks this June in the lovely seaside town of Ansturther, Fife.

I'm pleased to be amognst a brilliant line up of artists and illustrators, which has been put together by the very lovely, lovely pigeon.

For more information and to see some very nice work by the lovely pigeon, click here.
23RD FEBRUARY 2013
CYCLELOVE STYLE GUIDE - NEON NEON
Cyclelove Style Guide - Neon Neon
This Cyclelove style guide is inspired by my recent collaboration with Milltag.

Milltag is a small company that collaborates with illustrators and designers to produce individual and limited edition cycling jerseys and I feel very honoured to be the first collaboration of the year.

The jersey is based on a geometric design inspired by electronica artwork. The design uses triangles throughout as a reference to bicycle geometry and depicts an urban landscape on the front and a natural landscape on the reverse. Both being playgrounds for the bicycle.

You can pre-order the jersey for a limited time over at the Milltag site and then have a look at all the lovely things that you can get to go with it on the Cyclelove Style Selection.

You'll definitely be seen on the roads with this selection.

3RD - 5TH MAY 2013
SPIN LONDON
Spin London
The May bank holiday weekend saw the launch of SPIN London - the first international urban cycle show.

Situated in the bustling Brick Lane area in the east end of London, The Truman Brewery hosted the 3 day show. There were lots of talks and events going on as well as a host of exhibitors including:

Anthony Oram
Tom Donhou with his beautiful bicycles including the 100mph bicycle project
Matthew from Saffrom Frameworks
Nick, Jools and James from Vulpine
Claire from Saddle and Spoke
and Ed from Milltag to name just a few.

For more information and to keep up to date with future events, visit the SPIN LDN website.

1ST MAY 2013
30 DAYS OF BIKING
30 days of biking
29TH FEBRUARY 2013
V&A LATE - EAT, RIDE, SLEEP, REPEAT.
The last Friday of each month sees the V&A open its doors until 10pm to host the V&A Friday Lates. Each Friday Late is centred around a theme and February embraced cycling and design.

There was lots going on including BMX displays, coffee art by Eliza Southwood, displays by Vulpine, a photography instillation by George Marshall and talks by Tom Donhou, Bike V Design and CycleLove to name just a few. There was also a screen printing workshop held by me. I designed a special print and I was thrilled to see so many people turn up to have a go.

To see the full line up and more photos from the event, visit the ever brilliant CycleLove blog.
V&A Screen
V&A Poster
V&A Screenprinting Workshop
16TH & 17TH FEBRUARY 2013
VULPINE FETE AT MANCHESTER BIKE AND TRI SHOW
Vulpine Fete Manchester
In February, the Vulpine Fete took to Manchester as part of the bike and tri show. It was a great venue and I was lucky enough to be surrounded by a great bunch of people including:

Anthony Oram
Andy Arthur
James from CycleLove
Ste from The Discerning Cyclist
Matthew from Saffrom Frameworks
Ricky from Feathers Cycles
Made in England
Colourbolt
Velo Vixen
and last but by no means least
Nick, Jools and James from Vulpine.

There's more great pictures of the event over on the CycleLove blog.
10TH FEBRUARY 2013
CYCLELOVE STYLE GUIDE - COLOUR COLLECTION
Cyclelove Style GUide
Cyclelove is a cycle blog with a difference. It's beautifully curated and full of interesting articles about all things on two wheels.

Every so often they feature a style guide, which includes a selection of items around a certain theme that are cycle specific or at least cycle friendly.

I was recently given the opportunity to create a style selection with colour as a theme. The selection is entitled 'The colour collection'. You can see the full style guide here.
16TH JANUARY 2013
650C DONHOU TRACK BIKE
I recently received my new bike, which has been custom made by Tom Donhou. It's a beautiful bike and an amazing ride.

The bike is built from 631 reynolds steel with a 931 polished chain stay. The paintwork is designed to reflect the CMYK printing process via the cyan and magenta gloss seat stays, the yellow saddle and brake pads and a matt slate frame. The bullbars and custom stem are made from a nitto track bar and the 650c wheels have been hand built using Phil hubs with a Campagnolo record track crankset.

You can find more information on Tom's website along with a host of other lovely bicycles.

650C Donhou Track - Seat Stays
650C Donhou Track Bike - Brakes
650C Donhou Track Bike - Chain Stay
650C Donhou Track Bike - Phil Hub
5TH DECEMBER 2012
VULPINE CHRISTMAS FETE
Vulpine Christmas Fete Poster
Vulpine Christmas Fete Stand
21ST SEPTEMBER 2012
ARTCRANK LONDON 2012
Artcrank Poster - RJK
Artcrank Poster
15th AUGUST 2012
DANNY MACASKILL IN EDINBURGH
Danny MacAskill
Danny MacAskill