For the last four years, graphic artist, Bruce Doscher, has become synonymous with creating glorious, bespoke illustrations of the Tour de France.
However, for 2015, the American ex-patriate will undertake each and every stage of Tour – capturing the most iconic locations and decisive moments of the peloton.
Indeed, Doscher plans to circumnavigate the French landscape, while each day memorializing the epic race with a one of a kind rendering.
“I had the idea the night before the 2010 Tour started,” said Bruce. “I had recently moved from New York to Auckland, New Zealand. I had the very rare luxury of free time on my hands. I knew I’d be watching the Tour anyway, and figured I could combine my passions – illustration, design, and cycling.
“The idea was to create a poster for every stage and share them across social media. I never really expected it to catch on, I just wanted a way to introduce myself to other local creative folks. People are so much more willing to meet with you when you have a current project to share. In hindsight, I was probably just looking for a way to rationalize watching the Tour."
“To combine the drama of a race, and then add something that I enjoy personally — cycling. I guess that’s the magic. It’s 21 days of racing. On bikes. Through a beautiful country. There’s drama, there’s spectacle, the colours, the speed, the personalities of the riders, there’s just so much inspiration to draw from. The more I read and study the history of the race, the more inspiring it is. Even non-cyclists know and appreciate the Tour de France. It’s the big event. It’s the race. It’s a celebration of cycling.”
To find out more about Doscher and his prints, please check out www.cyclingposters.com.
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