Ugo Gattoni’s illustrated London bicycle race

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…

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

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.

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