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Ugo Gattoni's illustrated London bicycle race

Books, Illustration

Posted by Gavin Lucas, 19 July 2012, 14:53    Permalink    Comments (2)

Nobrow's latest concertina publication folds out to reveal French illustrator Ugo Gattoni's vision of a madcap bicycle race through the streets of London...

At 19.5x33cm in size, Bicycle is considerably larger than other publications in Nobrow's ongoing Leporello series of concertina books – it folds out to almost two metres in length, revealing, across both sides, a richly detailed illustration of a crazy cycle race. The work was actually drawn as a single five metre drawing and took Gattoni a total of 723 hours to complete in black pen on paper.

To give you an idea of the scale of Gattoni's drawing, here are a couple of sections at almost 100%. Bear in mind his original drawing is five metres wide:

And here's another section:

 

And finally, a short making-of film by the artist:

Bicycle by Ugo Gattoni (£18) is available from nobrow.net.

Gattoni will be in Nobrow's shop at 62 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR signing copies of the book on August 9 from 6pm-8.30pm.

Nobrow.net

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2 Comments

Amazing work!
Superfried
2012-07-19 16:33:48


Thats awesome!! I have upmost respect for Mr Gattoni and the work and skill he put into this!
I wanna have it!
jeffrey
2012-07-19 16:46:03


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