For Sea Otter 2019, Ibis commissioned a series of illustrations based on the ideal trails for each bike in the line up.
Rick Hunter builds some of the most beautiful and well considered bikes. He has also had some epic hair stylings. For this project we utilized his naming lexicon to inspire a vintage feeling piece for the 2019 NAHBS show in Sacramento CA. The funky low-fi textures are pushed even further with a RISO print for the final output.
Farmlevel Digest Vol. 2 Panama- Illustrations for Verve Coffee Roaster’s journal focusing on the stories of the pioneering families of Boquete, Panama. More on the project, including an interview with Chris, can be found here.
Scot Nicol from Ibis developed the Migrations
Pattern repeat for a collaboration between Swift Industries and Coal Headwear. Illustrations made around a 4 day bike trip in the SF Bay. Art used on hats and bags.
Photos by Gritchelle Fallesgon
Video by Adam Concannon
Hand lettered type and illustration for Blackburn Design’s Ocean- Surf by Bike.
Ideation, art, printing and packaging for Vanilla Bikes in Portland. This shirt is part of a larger package including poster, arm warmers, and water bottles. Studio mate and co-collaborator, Mik Gaspay, animated the concept sketches into a short spot.
New Belgium has always been a supporter of bikes. For the Blackburn Design film Roll With It , I made this semi instructional animation “How to make a Penny Stove”.
I was a very big fan of these stoves for a period. They are ultra light and can be made in a few minutes. During a particularly windy campout i had my stove take flight dumping its burning fuel all over me. It was at this point i went back to a stove with more wight.
Illustrations for Krude and Primitive- tales of back country hacks for Spoke Magazine.
Words by the amazing Kyle von Hoetzendorff.
Disaster modeling by Shred Portals.
A collection of drawings made on a Ramble ride with the Ibis Hakka, a versatile, quiver killer of a bike.
This project came about when Robin Sansom, then at Blackburn Design, asked if we could produce a bandana takeaway while on the 4 day, 300 plus mile Ramble Ride. The idea was to concept, draw and screen print all while on the ride. Old school and cutty methods to make the screen were applied. This is how it worked:
Day one- Collect reference along the route. After 80 or so miles riding, draw image directly onto a blank screen with resist. You have one shot. Let dry in your tent.
Day two- Coat screen with stop-out and let dry.
Day three- Find a water source to wash out screen. Local hose, drinking fountain/water bottles, or streams.
Day four- Sprint to finish ahead of group, set up at end of ride final meal, usually always in rain or wind, and print 50 or so bandanas.
As we would print, the image would deteriorate, making all prints slightly unique.
Shirt graphics for Save Our Rivers. This campaign focuses on the Smith River in Montana, where a proposed, massive copper mine threatens the local ecosystem.