In 2021 I was honored to be invited to participate in Artcrank, a poster show in the Twin Cities. As biking is such a big part of my life, I immediately had way too many ideas and was a little stuck in decision paralysis. However, after sketching and trying out ideas, I settled on one I was excited about.
I envisioned a lunar calendar depicting the stages of a cyclist’s life and the special moments along the way—graduating through early kids bikes, getting a first adult bike, having a child, growing old and riding a sweet tandem with a partner. Due to timing constraints and busy printers in the Twin Cities I elected to print the posters on my own. However, I hadn't screenprinted since college and needed some help. I reached out to my good friend and professional printer, Kaya, who helped me source materials and tools. A trip to Anchor Paper provided the beautiful canvas, and my buddy Evan helped me as an extra set of hands during the actual printing. After seeing the design, my printer friend Kaya suggested that I make the design into shirts and clothing that a family could wear. Here's what that might look like.