Eddy Merckx Paris-Roubaix Cycling Pop Art poster.
This commission was requested as a 50th birthday gift for a customer’s cycling mad husband.
The brief was fairly simple in that the artwork had to resolve around the famous Paris-Roubaix famous cobbled street cycling race. Knowing little about cycling, and specifically the Paris-Roubaix race, I researched carefully before making a start on the piece. The end result is a mocked up pop art poster from 1968 (year of recipients birth) with period correct fonts and an image of the race winner from that year - Eddy Merckx. I’ve also added a famous quote from Eddy, and signified the cobbles by imposing them onto a map of France. I’m told the gift was received very well!
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