Peruvian artist Gianmarco Magnani has just released a series of motorcycle art prints featuring vintage machinery, and they’re knockouts: A mix of retro motorcycle manual illustration, cutting-edge typography and inspired line drawings. (A key influence is Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s sketches of Kaneda’s motorcycle from the movie Akira).
Magnani prints his work on premium 270 gm photo paper, in limited editions of ten copies each, and sized at 100 cm square. “At first the series was just called ‘Riders’”, says Magnani. “But I decided to give it a focus of rivalry between good and bad, with another side: ‘Villains’.”
It’s refreshing to see motorcycles illustrated in a contemporary way: if you’re not a fan of ghastly nostalgic watercolors or motorcycle art influenced by WWII aircraft nosecone girls, Magnani is your man. Check out his stylish website—which is also a textbook example of understated design and color coordination.
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