If I can’t ride bikes I run along behind them or pick up a pencil
I’ve been laid low with the flu of late so apart from riding to work the bike has been gathering dust in the garage. Not that the Queen’s Birthday weather was particularly welcoming anyway.
With the help of a broomstick and some zip-ties I did manage to wean my 4-year-old off training-wheels. This will be great next summer with her mobile under her own steam.
And then I worked through some ideas I had racing around my head involving (surprise, surprise) bikes and bike icons. I thought they might look good on a t-shirt or something, because, you know, I’m always “talking” or “thinking” about bikes!
From the (lack of) responses I got over on Flickr I shouldn’t have bothered, but I’m quite pleased with them. It’s fun trying to pare something down to its most basic elements to effectively create a pictogram. When I used to do this stuff for a living I always thought a logo was successful if it still worked in one colour and when viewed very small. Clients of course are from different planets, but, you know, you’ve got to try.