At its core, the design of a bicycle is traditionally comprised of two circles and two triangles. Since its inception, there has been a constant desire to continue improving the simple (but clever) machine. Bold use of carbon fiber, daring geometries and swooping lines are just a few of the unifying qualities found in some of the more charismatic and iconic bicycle designs of the previous decades. Premium cycling emporium Division 1 Bicycles of Austin, Texas called on LA-based artist David Flores for a series of limited prints paying homage to four of these prototypical pedal-powered machines.
Avoiding photorealism in favor of a more hand-drawn feel, Flores (a skateboard and streetwear industry veteran) gives a nod to the strong sense of geometry in bicycle design. The four track bikes featured include the classic Cinelli Laser; an enviable, de Stijl-inspired offering from Look; the asymmetrical rear-wheel ride from legendary Italian racer Francesco Moser; and the ninja stealth mega-drop-bar design (that was well ahead of its time in 1976) from cycling shorts leader Assos’ founder Tony Maier. Like each bike, every print has its own personality via a bold, unique color palate.
The limited edition giclée prints measure at 20” x 16” and are individually numbered and signed by Flores. Check out the whole series and pre-order yours online for $100.
Images courtesy of Division 1 Bicycles