During the winter of 2010 I was approached by Team Sky Pro Cycling to create portraits of their riders. The artwork was going to sit on Team Sky's official merchandise. They wanted something fun and eye catching. Each rider saw his own artwork and feedback came straight from them and the team. Below is a selection of riders I have illustrated up to the present day. It's fantastic to be associated with the biggest and best cycling team in the world, and I'm both flattered and very honored that they have chosen me to work with in this way. Take a look below to see some of the things we have created together.
Much like the merchandise I created for Rouleur Magazine the mugs of the riders have been very popular. When Sir Bradley Wiggins won the Tour De France in 2012 we were tasked with creating a commemorative mug, shirt and very ltd edition screen print. The print was hand pulled on stunning grey stock by London's finest screen printer, Dan Mather.
In 2013 Chris Froome won the Tour De France, and I was asked to create more official artwork to celebrate a fantastic win for Chris and the team. Once again we turned to Dan Mather to create a ltd edition screen print, fired up the kilns of Stoke for more china wear and set the shirt printers to work.
And the man himself really liked his own mug too...
To celebrate Sir Bradley Wiggins time with Team Sky, I was commissioned [in April 2015] to create this special one off one meter wide print as a gift from the whole team for Bradley. Titled 'Thank you Bradley' it follows each of the years he was with Team Sky and the iconic jerseys he wore while he raced with them. Next to the dates in the smaller text is each of his wins from that year. To know that this is now owned by a legend of the sport and one of my favourite riders makes me feel pretty proud. I'm sure Bradley will go on to do great things, but the years he has spent at sky have been massive for cycling. Thanks Mr Wiggins!