Bicycle Portraits from South Africa

08 August, 2013

 I love a good and creative cause. These illustrations and images are just that and part of book project by Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler titled Bicycle Portraits. The book is a study of South African commuter culture: the people, their bikes and the ground they travel every day. Stan & Nic have 165 portraits part of a series of three books, which include stories, essays and hand-painted watercolor maps (shown above) to indicate the location of each portrait. I’ve already spent some time enjoying the photographs on the site, and from what I can tell, the books, designed by Gabrielle Guy, are beautiful objects in their own right. It’s an inspiring project! Read more about how they are using this project to support this vibrant cycling community here.

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