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David Flores + Division 1 Bicycles' Iconic Bike Prints
Four of the most charismatic bikes in history, depicted in boldly illustrated prints
by Hans Aschim
on 30 June 2014
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At its core, the design of a bicycle is traditionally comprised of two circles and two triangles. Since its inception, there has been a constant desire to continue improving the simple (but clever) machine. Bold use of carbon fiber, daring geometries and swooping lines are just a few of the unifying qualities found in some of the more charismatic and iconic bicycle designs of the previous decades. Premium cycling emporium Division 1 Bicycles of Austin, Texas called on LA-based artist David Flores for a series of limited prints paying homage to four of these prototypical pedal-powered machines.

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Avoiding photorealism in favor of a more hand-drawn feel, Flores (a skateboard and streetwear industry veteran) gives a nod to the strong sense of geometry in bicycle design. The four track bikes featured include the classic Cinelli Laser; an enviable, de Stijl-inspired offering from Look; the asymmetrical rear-wheel ride from legendary Italian racer Francesco Moser; and the ninja stealth mega-drop-bar design (that was well ahead of its time in 1976) from cycling shorts leader Assos' founder Tony Maier. Like each bike, every print has its own personality via a bold, unique color palate.

The limited edition giclée prints measure at 20'' x 16'' and are individually numbered and signed by Flores. Check out the whole series and pre-order yours online for $100.

Images courtesy of Division 1 Bicycles

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