I just finished this fun poster for Andrew Denham at The Bicycle Academy for their Hack Bike Derby (Klunkers). I had some great reference photos from Steve Behr and Adam Gasson so thanks to those guys and all involved. Posters and stuff available from Bespoked this weekend in Bristol.
“17 frame builders racing home hacked Klunkers over a rain & fire filled weekend in Somerset.
The Hack Bike Derby is an annual event held over 2 days with a different type of bike and series of races proposed for each year.
This year, the first year, the theme is klunkers; the original Mountain Bikes as raced from around 1976 in California, USA.
All builders were given the same brief; builders must race the bike they have built, stock car rules apply (if another builder thinks you have an unfair advantage you have to be prepared to swap bikes for a race), all bikes must conform to the event rules:
– Frame and forks must be made by the rider from steel, specifically for this event.
– The bike must be made cheaply (under £300, all in)
– Dropouts must be made (“hacked”) by the rider
– The bike mustn’t be painted but it can be clear-coated, raw or painted using pens, paint brushes or rattle can, by the rider (basically – no expensive paint jobs!)
– All bikes must use the same tyres (and hence wheel size) Bontrager have provided 26” x 2.35 XR4 Team Issue tires for every rider
– The bikes must also be built according to this year’s brief; 1 x gear, 2 x brakes (1 x front + 1 x rear, no hydraulic or disk, ideally not V brakes), and the bike must look like a klunker.
Created by The Bicycle Academy, sponsored by Bell Helmets, Bontrager and Break Fluid Coffee.
Short film Directed + Edited by Alex Rankin
Poster / Logo by Adi Gilbert – 99Seconds
My buddy Mike Hawman is in a great Canadian / British band called The Maddigans. There new album just came out and I’m digging it. I just bought their discography, no messing about. A bargain on Bandcamp. Cheer your self up! Ps. Mike is a ripper on a BMX too and a Decoy local. Buy the album here.
I’m a fan of Wardruna and know a little Enslaved too so had to check out their new collaboration “Skuggsjá”. So good.
“Written by Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik of Wardruna, for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution, Skuggsjá is the history of Norway from the beginning to present day. The music highlights the country’s Norse heritage via the use of folk instrumentation and celebrates the traditions and intellectual concepts of the nation. There is a blend of proto-Scandinavian, Norse and Norwegian in the lyrics that tell this unique story. ” – Jedd Beaudoin, PopMatters.
Here’s the poster I’ve drawn up for the “Revolution” Motorcycles / Art / Film show in Hastings for Revolt Motorcycles. Hand drawn with brush and ink, coloured digitally. 30th April – 2nd May 2016, The Observer Building, Hastings UK. Revolt motorcycles.com
Stoked to reveal my latest poster for the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show 2016 presented by Harley Davidson. Massive thanks to Scott Johnson at Fuel / Mama Tried for the commission. Great guy to work with. Thanks also to Steve Kodis for sorting all the logos out. This was a really fun project to draw up, totally lighthearted and tongue in cheek job. The show looks killer. February 19-21, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. mamatriedshow.com
I’ve just done a t-shirt design for the AMA Pro Flat Track merch team. It’ll be available to buy at AMA flat track races such as this weekend (21st Nov 2015) in Vegas and from their website soon. amaproflattrackmerchandise.com
“Our Official AMA Pro FT Merchandise Trailer ( big Red trailer, music playing can’t miss it!) will be in the parking lot beside the entrance to The Orleans Arena in Vegas where the midway will be for the AMA Pro FT Finals Friday 11/20 & for Superprestigio on Saturday.” – Joe Howe, AMA Pro Flat Track Merch.
Adi Gilbert is a freelance Illustrator / Graphic designer. 99Seconds is the name of his studio and porfolio. Based in Speyside, Moray, NE Scotland, Adi works for clients worldwide with over 16yrs of experience as a professional creative. Private and commercial commissions all welcome.
As well as my work, I'm stoked on bikes,
especially BMX and custom motorcycles. I dig
the woods, creatures and the wilderness, surfing,
heavy metal, new wave, old cars, art, photography
and let all these things inspire my work.