6 Great Cycling Artists
Updated: Jun 24, 2021
Looking for the perfect gift for the art-loving cyclist in your life? Or something to complete your cycling wall of fame? Fear not, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of the best artists who create beautiful pieces dedicated to the world of cycling, some of which can be personalised or commissioned.
1. The Handmade Cyclist
Simply beautiful, original and contemporary storytelling cycling art. Some great pieces commemorating the cycling greats of the past. Also sell lovely ceramics, apparel and gifts.
“The characters, the rides, the villains, the legends. No other sport has more. Our inspiration: a deep and lifelong love of cycling and design.”
The Handmade Cyclist
“There are cycling posters, and then there are The Handmade Cyclist's cycling posters.”
2. The English Cyclist
The English Cyclist provides a range of unique cycling posters and gifts which are ethically and locally-sourced near their base in the Peak District.
There are some great personalisation options to commemorate those personal endeavours of summiting an iconic col or completing a grand tour etape. Connecting Strava, or uploading a GPX, you can also use their tool to design some awesome cycling maps and bespoke artwork.
“Ordered one for a friend’s birthday. I liked it so much, I kept it for myself and ordered another. great quality print and service.
3. Rich Mitch
Artist, Richard Mitchelson is famed for documenting famous races and cyclists in his simple, bold and clean approach. Many of his iconic pieces adopt his playful caricature style.
4. Lucy Pittaway
Whilst Lucy focuses on much more than just cycling, her collection of cheerful artwork inspired by Yorkshire, the iconic UCI Road World Championships and Tour de Yorkshire bike races is simply stunning.
5. Michael Valenti
No post about cycling art would be complete without mentioning Valenti. His work ‘puts a modern twist on old-school cycling art posters’, and they’re iconic.
6. Shan Jiang
There is so much depth to Shan Jiang’s work. Each piece reveals something new every time you look at it. Jiang was commissioned to produce artwork for The Ride Journal, and you can read a great interview about the artistic process of these beautiful illustrations on letsride.co.uk
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