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Ugo Gattoni Creates Work Inspired by London & Cycling's Long History

 - Jul 30, 2012
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This Ugo Gattoni illustration focuses on London and cycling to create an Olympic-inspired piece that is five meters long. The French illustrator spent 723 hours working on the piece entitled 'Bicycle,' and the incredible detail throughout the drawing is evidence of this.

Ugo Gattoni describes the illustration as encompassing "elite athletes to cycle couriers, commuters, bankers, delivery boys, mums with kids, youths on stolen mountain bikes to fashionistas and hipsters on fixed gear bikes." Indeed, the work touches on the eclectic bunch of people that make use of bicycles. The use of fantastical and surrealist elements help to bring out the changing and diverse spirit of the bicycle that has developed throughout history.

A wonderful souvenir for the London 2012 Olympics, this Ugo Gattoni illustration can keep one entranced for hours just pouring over the meters of detailed and interesting pen work.