Archive for ‘Design’

November 12, 2018

Marvelous

Excelsior! “You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’ It’s on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it’s time to go, it’s time. Nothing lasts forever.” – Stan Lee 1922-2018

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November 7, 2018

B&W

Vector – technical illustration of the Tiger. Nice lineweights for suitable definition.

October 24, 2018

Couple

Twenty Scored- today we celebrate our 20th year as a happily married couple. Here’s an old photo we reconstructed with us posing like design couple Charles & Ray Eames.

October 18, 2018

Pounce

Black ‘n’ White – sinew and muscle: the Tigers appearance gives the impression of a cat readying for a leap onto prey.

October 17, 2018

Jack

Decal – for night time riding safety I added a pair of ultra reflective stickers to the cases. I want to make sure drivers see my rear end as I zoom along the Interstate at speed. There is a Union Flag added to the top case for patriotic dedication.

October 8, 2018

Classic Car

White -The late thirties saw the creation of what is sometimes considered the most beautiful of American cars: The Cord 812. The visual brainchild of noted automobile designer Gordon Buehrig; its sleek lines, emphasized by flip-up headlights, hidden hinges, and the classic wraparound ‘coffin’ grill, had looks that heralded a bright future. Cutting his teeth as head bodywork designer for Duesenberg he stated that a large influence on his design ethos was architect Le Corbusier’s book “Towards a New Architecture”.

October 2, 2018

1 Shot style

Kustom Kulture – whilst the bikers were waiting for ‘kickstands up’ this artist was showing off his talent of freehand pinstriping on a kid. The long bristled brush is traditionally squirrel fur and the bamboo handle short and rounded for easy control of smooth lines.

I wouldn’t mind getting some on the Bonnie’s tank…

September 28, 2018

Eyes Up!

Details – motorcycle events are truly marvelous places to gaze at the intricacies of mechanical engineering found on two wheels. Polished parts; crafted components; detailed design; and triumphant technology.

September 27, 2018

Petrol

Crazing – I just loved the ceramic-like surface patina to this Triumph tank. The ivory swoosh emphasizes the peardrop shape; and the badge, filler cap and bolt cover add ornamentation.

September 20, 2018

20 liters

Jerry Can – the cunning folk at Icon 1000 have given this Tiger 800 a definite utilitarian brutish appeal. With a finish like machine pressed galvanized steel sheet, ready to roll through some dystopian military industrialized kingdom.

September 19, 2018

Over & Under

A Bridge too far – black and white stark graphic of zooming Bonneville with the arched trusses of a span overhead. Nice composition, with essence of speed and support both.

September 18, 2018

Embroidery

Patch – roaring leaping Tiger . Big teeth and massive paws.

September 10, 2018

Pilots Seat

Cockpit – flight ready is how the Tigers controls look to be. Perfect upright perch to view the world from. Wide bars offer superb control in a natural stance for my long arms. Easy to reach buttons, and clear instruments. The Garmin navigator completes highway needs ($15 on eBay!).

August 24, 2018

Magnifying Moto’s

Close-Up – finishing off the week with some choice details of several motorbikes from last weekend. From Arial, Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, to Norton and Triumph. Some original, some personalized; from badges to pinstripes; tank, fairing, frame and fender.

August 8, 2018

Forked Tongue

Chopper Wednesday – stretched and wrung out: these Brit iron have been chopped into next week. Including a rosy red hardtail Trident with double decker headlight and stepped king and queen seat, as well as a ape hangered Bonnie with taller than an elephants eye sissy bar seat with quilt buttoned saddlework. The Norton in the lower right frame could be restored to original fairly easily but you’d be brave to keep the flamed tank.

Easy Rider? Sure ask Captain America for directions!