We’re fans of MotoGP racing. We’re also fans of infographics. Combine the two with the fact that we’re illustrators by trade and you’ve got yerself these info-packed visual aids. The lead image is a fantastical imagination of what a circuit may look like if you combine all of the MotoGP tracks in the 2015 Championship into one Super Circuit (we can dream).
If you read our original feature and interview with Hometown Jersey, you’ll learn why we love the effort they put into achieving an authentic vintage racing look. Scour the internet and leaf through old texts for early motorcycle racing pics in America and it’s evident how accurate these throwback jerseys really are. We’ve since added a couple more to our collection, check ’em out!
Motorcycles have captured and held our attention since childhood. As kids, toy vehicles were a means to tide us over till we’d someday own the real thing. Now, as grown-ups, we’d love to have a collection of tin toy motorcycles like these cool, vintage examples!
Motorcycles and music go hand in hand. Often we think of rockin’ jams from Seger or Steppenwolf, but in this song from Passenger, we’ve found a soft and somber telling of a tale where a motorcycle has a key role in experiencing life. Watch the simple, pond-side performance of “Riding to New York” and see Michael Rosenberg‘s lyrics below…then go hug someone you love.
No deadlines, no expectations, just an exercise in creativity. The plan: Use our motorcycles to scout out a location where we can sit down with our sketchbooks, relax and draw. We planned to meet up with our illustrator/motorcyclist buddy, Chris, and allow our kindred artistic spirits to sketch outside the four walls of our daily gigs. Where’d we end up?
It was all headed to the trash. A sizeable, historic collection of glass plate negatives of early 1900s American life was about to be deleted from existence. But, Thomas Kempland, antiques aficionado and old-stuff guru, gladly accepted ownership of J.R. Eike’s photography and the wooden boxes of incredible St. Louis imagery. Among the images Tom scanned from the negatives is a handful of board track racing motorcycles at the St. Louis Motordrome. Check out these amazing photographs that Mr. Kempland has allowed us to share here.