Archive for ‘Motorcycle Art’

May 31, 2020

Biz

The Adventure of Johnny Biker

In the late eighties comics evolved from pen and ink drawing to full blown painted illustration blowing the mind of impressionable readers. One of the greats at this effort was British artist Simon Bisley who transformed: the ABC Warriors; Slaine with his Hornéd God series; Dredd & Batman graphic novel; Lobo; and this one from 1992’s Dredd Megazine. a combination of fantasy artist Frank Frazetta; secessionists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele; and Marvel Comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz.

May 27, 2020

He is The Law

Prog 1

The first time we were introduced to Joe Dredd. He was storming out of the comic page on his Lawmaster. 2000ad 26th February 1977

May 16, 2020

How well do I know my motorcycle?

Knowledge is Power!
April 21, 2020

Full Circle

One Ring

 to rule them all…

April 17, 2020

Mural

Beryl Swain

Celebrating the pioneering spirit of local London lass who raced on the Isle of Man TT as well as many early 60’s motorcycle races, her determination now prominently adorns the wall on Wood Street, Walthamstow E17.

April 10, 2020

Sleazy Rider

Mad Mad Mad Mad World

– The penmanship of Mort Drucker who died yesterday aged 91 filled the magazine MAD with his satirical caricatures. He covered a plethora of icons both real and fictional for five decades. Here is his turn of Easy Rider.

April 9, 2020

Pendant

Pure seventies trinketry

– appropriate after yesterday’s posting, here is a necklace that you can wear to display a fandom of the Happy Days character of cool.

April 5, 2020

Reading

Tsundoku

It means buying books and letting them pile up unread. The word dates back to the very beginning of modern Japan, the Meiji era (1868-1912) and has its origins in a pun. Tsundoku, which literally means reading pile, is written in Japanese as 積ん読.

March 23, 2020

A Room with a View

Parquet Party

– greenery in oils on the walls, wainscoting curtains the walls and an angry red alligator grins on. Gravel trail tool sitting under the daylight beaming through a window. It’s like a cover of Architectural Digest.

March 2, 2020

Smooth Sam

Comet

…another illustration from Akita Sorimachi of a Vincent riding cove clad in belted trench coat, plaid trousers and flat cap. Fine drawing indeed.

March 1, 2020

Dapper Dan

Goldstar

Men’s clothier Drake’s used Japanese artist Akita Sorimachi to create a number of illustrations for their advertising. Like pen and wash imagery from 50’s and 60’s magazines they evoke the seemingly relaxed sensibility of an age. The BSA Goldstar is an ideal foil for the gent in striped shirt and sleeveless vest.

February 21, 2020

Deciduous Tribute

By saw and plane…

Leroy Mize, 73, of Oskaloosa, crafted a 1965 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle out of oak and walnut. Spending over 1,000 hours cutting and piecing together the wooden Bonneville, it is an exact replica of his actual racing motorcycle.

February 16, 2020

Whitworth Thread

Nut ‘n’ Bolt | an ingenious diminutive sculpture from the artisans at Brown Dog Welding. The combination of nuts, bolts, screws, chain-links, and metal off-cuts are assembled to create the distinctive lines of a Triumph Scrambler.

February 14, 2020

Red Motorcycle of Love

Be my Valentine!

February 13, 2020

Snowy

Hergé Jeudi | profitez du plaisir de conduire un side-car jaune dans les rues de paris par des policiers avec votre chien de compagnie.