Ode to the Tour de France
While I was on the hunt for items to add to the Inspiration Stream I came across this wonderful set of illustrations by Neil Stevens aka Crayonfire. For a cycling fan like me these combine two things that I am passionate about, namely illustrations and the passion for the bike. He uses a typical illustration style that I really love as if It's almost purely based on geometric shapes alone. The color palette is pleasing, and even though the illustrations are simplified to the bare essentials, Neil has a clear eye for detail. The subtle pattern textures totally finish it off and adds this extra mark on his illustration style. I'll let Neil explain the thinking behind these posters.
I will be showing an illustration for each stage of the event. I'll try to include some geographical features of the landscape of each stage the riders encounter and the relevant team colours of those winning the individual stages.
Each of these posters are available as prints in the Crayonfire Shop. There are three sizes to choose from. 500 x 700 mm, A3 (297 x 420 mm) and A4 (210 x 297 mm). All 21 stages of The Tour De France are available now. Maybe I'll buy one myself. Just need to figure out a place to put them.
These are the little design gems that make me a happy camper. Hope you enjoy the series as much as I did.