TINDEL + Streetela + SOPO Bikes + Communicycle + Atlanta Bike Coalition + Gnome Bags
Working with Streetela to design some one-of-a-kind messenger bags to support some local folks. Designing is similar to painting in how the process develops and comes to life... but, design has something that painting doesn't - CTR+Z time travel. Anyway, I have tried to show some of the process and brainstorming of ideas for the messenger bag that I will be creating for these organizations. Still not sure at this point what design I want to use or pursue more, so I keep playing. May even do something with the whole theme of BIKE TAG, a "you're it" thing. Here are some screen shots while the ideas still develops. Feel free to give your two cents... Just post a comment below and let me know. Once the final design is decided on, I will post and let you know how you might be able to get a hold of one.
Of course the first design has nothing to do with cycling... but I really wanted to see what the cockfight design might look like in this medium. I was kind of thinking a fine china style pattern printed on the bag... maybe even a metallic paint. we will see. mock ups below. more to come.
Next up, trying to relate the design to cycling. Think I created a fresh icon with the wheel in the doily... then I cropped an engine design that I handcut out. I think cropping it over the entire bag gives a interesting abstract design once bag is folded...
So, I have been wrastlin with some complex ideas, but they involve a little more complex printing process... so, I kept coming back to something simple. Something text driven. Something that gets you off your ass a bit. RIDE LIKE A MOFO© by Tindel was created... I think the cropping of the text over the bag and the possible use of a unique printing color would make it stand out among the zillions of fresh messenger bags. Its just bold ass text and a statement... boom. Colorwise, I always like a gold metallic, but maybe something different. Simple fresh. Let me know what you think... I do love the bird design... hmmm.
Here is what this is for... more info to come.
SOPO mission...is to create equitable access to cycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance, services and education. SOPO provides a central forum for sharing equipment, materials, and expertise, and facilitates affordable, practical, hands-on support for cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
Also benefiting Communicycle and the Atlanta Bike Coalition