Archive for ‘Graphics’

February 5, 2019

Arcade Games

TRON – here’s a blast from the past. Early CGI from 1982’s outing into the realm of the program and user. Light Cycles race for domination of the grid with wall like trails. Jeff Bridges played main character Flynn in his typical laconic style.

January 11, 2019

T-Shirt temptations

Tee Triumph – once relegated to undergarment duty the ubiquitous t-shirt has become the mainstay of casual clothing. Whether the plain white tee as worn by US sailors in WW2 or the black concert tee adorning teens at their bands live show. Me? I’m fond of a soft cotton ‘shirt emblazoned with my favorite motorcycle marque. There are more and more out there every year. Vintage graphics work the best.

January 6, 2019

Do or Do Not… there is no Try

Resolute – It is typical of the New Year for us to put on the mask of Janus and look back at what we achieved (or not) the previous year and thus look forward to the coming twelve months and make a determination of what we want to achieve. Usually in an effort to better ourselves; and, in a way, make this time we have count. Me? I’m not a big one for ‘resolutions’ but it’s fun to think of things that you would like to try and do. A list you ask? Well, here goes:

  1. Write/Illustrate a children’s book.
  2. Ride the Triumph Tiger more.
  3. Sketch more.
  4. Ride the Lake Michigan loop.
  5. Fettle the Bonneville for occasional vintage runs.
  6. Get the Cub out onto some off-road shenanigans.
  • There… all fairly straight forwards and all that can be incorporated into this blog…
  • January 5, 2019

    Branded

    GB Logo for page header- draft example of a look similar to the Triumph Tiger logo yesterday.

    January 4, 2019

    Branding

    Logo – looking for inspiration for an update to the blog page header… watch this space!

    December 23, 2018

    … #2 pencil & a legal pad

    Vanishing Point- nice graphic used for a screenwriter school ad. Using Easy Rider as an example of ‘write your own movie!’ The artist uses a tweed garbed scholarly academian with a worried look about him riding into town on a classic Triumph Bonneville.

    December 20, 2018

    Back

    Embroidered- I saw this very smart sweater on someone the other day. By clothes label Lucky Brand I’ve been looking for it online but it’s a past line and hence discontinued. High collar and zippered front it would make an ideal layer under an adventure oriented riding jacket.

    November 13, 2018

    Curiosity is the lust of the Mind

    Calvin & Hobbes – my favorite comic strip of ALL time is the wonderful adventures of a boy and his tiger. The world needs more insights of a curious six year old and his feline companion.

    November 10, 2018

    Big Choice

    Richard Parker – Triumphs choice to call their rugged everyday models after Panthers tigris was a good one to promote their machine for worldwide distribution.

    November 8, 2018

    Design Development

    Concept Art – early sketch elevation of the modern 800 Tiger during development. The integrative body panels augment the tubular frame off which the dark three cylinder powerplant is suspended.

    November 7, 2018

    B&W

    Vector – technical illustration of the Tiger. Nice lineweights for suitable definition.

    November 5, 2018

    Bonfire Night

    Remember Remember – in 1605 Guy Fawkes and his Catholic conspirators were thwarted in their plan to blow up parliament. V for Vendetta, V for five, V or Victory. The Triumph Bonneville gains an extra gear in 1972 from four to five. They celebrated this added ratio with a Roman numeral V to the side panel decal.

    October 17, 2018

    Jack

    Decal – for night time riding safety I added a pair of ultra reflective stickers to the cases. I want to make sure drivers see my rear end as I zoom along the Interstate at speed. There is a Union Flag added to the top case for patriotic dedication.

    October 2, 2018

    1 Shot style

    Kustom Kulture – whilst the bikers were waiting for ‘kickstands up’ this artist was showing off his talent of freehand pinstriping on a kid. The long bristled brush is traditionally squirrel fur and the bamboo handle short and rounded for easy control of smooth lines.

    I wouldn’t mind getting some on the Bonnie’s tank…

    September 27, 2018

    Petrol

    Crazing – I just loved the ceramic-like surface patina to this Triumph tank. The ivory swoosh emphasizes the peardrop shape; and the badge, filler cap and bolt cover add ornamentation.