Posts Tagged ‘Cycle Killers’

ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG PUTS HIS CUSTOM SHEPARD FAIREY “DAILY DRIVER” TREK ART BIKE TO WORK IN THE GIRO D’ ITALIA

May 11, 2009  |  art, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has added his custom SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK Madone cycle into rotation as he rides in the 100th edition of the legendary GIRO D'ITALIA race in support of teammate LEVI LEIPHEIMER. With a matching Shepard Fairey-designed brain bucket to boot, Lance is sporting a coordinated ensemble that even Bruno would give an enthusiastic "Ach ja."

*Watch live feed of the Giro daily HERE...

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ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG SETS UP HIS KENNY SCHARF AND SHEPARD FAIREY ART BIKES FOR THIS SATURDAY’S KICKOFF OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA

May 8, 2009  |  art, Italy, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Lance inspects his Kenny Scharf-designed Trek TTX time trial bike (sans art wheels for now) with legendary coach Johan Bruyneel...

Stationed in Venice, Italy for the kickoff of this year's GIRO D'TALIA on Saturday, Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has just gotten his new KENNY SCHARF and SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK art cycles up and running and ready to hit the hills in the grand tour's epic centennial run. The 2009 Giro d'Italia celebrates the race's 100 year legacy—from Ganna to Contador—with a spectacular and unexpected route. It lacks the massive, mythical mountain passes and its final stage ends in the south for the first time in years. Riders will visit all of Italy's great cities including Venezia, Trieste, Milano, Torino, Firenze, Bologna, Napoli and Roma, and delivers deceptively difficult stages in the second half of the event. Stay tuned to ST for updates throughout the three-week run...

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ITALY///GIRO’S NEW SHEPARD FAIREY HELMET FOR LANCE ARMSTRONG’S RUN IN THE GIRO D’ITALIA

May 6, 2009  |  art, Italy, Lance Armstrong, News, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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As if LANCE ARMSTRONG's Supertouch-curated custom SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK MADONE road cycle wasn't enough to snap necks at this month's GIRO D'ITALIA race, helmet company GIRO has just created a matching lid to up the ante. Incorporating swaths of graphics from Shep's race bike the helmet might just see the light of day on store shelves as an incredibly limited-edition run with proceeds from sales going to benefit LIVESTRONG. Keep an eye on ST for more updates in the coming week, including the chance to win one of the coveted brain buckets...

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Where your brain could end up without one of these lids...

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NEWS///THE MAKING OF LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SHEPARD FAIREY-DESIGNED TREK MADONE

May 5, 2009  |  art, Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Shepard Fairey, Video  |  Comments Off

Creating SHEPARD FAIREY's new TREK MADONE racing cycle for LANCE ARMSTRONG's run in this month's GIRO D'ITALIA was no easy task. Luckily, Trek artist SHANE SIEDSCHLAG is nice with a blade and a decal sheet...

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When pressed about Shep's new bike in Rome today, Lance told an AP reporter: "I'm a fan of his artwork. I collect his artwork. The bike that he did for this race I think is pretty stunning."

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ITALY///SNEEK PEEK: LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SHEPARD FAIREY & KENNY SCHARF ART BIKES FOR THE GIRO d’ITALIA 2009

May 3, 2009  |  art, Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Stages  |  Comments Off

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Here we have the very first sneek peek at LANCE ARMSTRONG's newly completed Supertouch-curated TREK art bikes for his run in the upcoming GIRO d’ITALIA by artists SHEPARD FAIREY and KENNY SCHARF. The world's most prestigious cycling stage race after the legendary Tour de France, the Giro is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, coincidentally the first year Lance has ever entered the race. Lending their formidable creative talents to the challenge, Shepard and Kenny created two vastly different and utterly unique cycles to draw attention to Lance's upcoming NIKE-backed "STAGES" anti-cancer art show benefiting LIVESTRONG that will debut on July 16th in Paris at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN during the TDF. Getting up on Lance's "daily driver" Trek Madone road bike, Shepard Fairey created a vibrant homage to Lance's cancer fighting foundation while including ancient patterning in homage of Italy's rich architectural details. NYC Pop Art legend Kenny Scharf took a totally different approach to Lance's Trek TTX time trial cycle and created the "lightspeed" space bike that will hopefully hurtle Tex across the finish line in record time. Both bikes will be auctioned off on October 2nd (10/2 marks the date of Lance's original cancer diagnosis) at the NYC stop of the "Stages" art tour with all proceeds going to benefit Livestrong. Look for detailed official photos of both bikes here on ST in the next few days. Meanwhile, ENJOY THE PEEK: Read More

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PARIS///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG’S CALL TO ARTISTIC ACTION FOR “STAGES”

April 27, 2009  |  art, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Paris, Stages  |  Comments Off

As part of the Supertouch-curated “STAGES” anti-cancer art show set to debut in Paris during this year’s TOUR DE FRANCE, LIVESTRONG founder LANCE ARMSTRONG has sent a call out to cancer survivors who want to be immortalized in one of the show’s artworks to submit their personal data by this Friday, April 1st, by clicking HERE. A world-class artist who shall remain nameless until the show’s debut on July 16th at the esteemed GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN will be creating an original work incorporating the names of hundreds of cancer survivors which will hang alongside new works by such participating artists as Cai Guo-Qiang, Ed Ruscha, Taryn Simon, Shepard Fairey, Richard Prince, Rosson Crow, Raymond Pettibon, KAWS, Eric White, Barry McGee, Christopher Wool, Marc Newson, Catherine Opie, and Os Gemeos, to name a few. Produced by NIKE as a benefit for the LIVESTRONG foundation, the show was conceived to engage the global creative community in a greater dialogue about the imminent threat posed by the cancer burden and the organization’s ultimate message of survivorship—the core reason behind Lance’s return to the sport in 2009. Keep an eye on ST for more “Stages” updates coming soon, and if you’re a cancer survivor, don’t forget to drop your name HERE by April 1st!

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McFly on the wall: Survivors Michael J. Fox and Lance at Casa Armstrong in Austin, Tejás today...

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CYCLE KILLERS///THE EAGLE HAS LANDED: KAWS x LANCE ARMSTRONG IN FRANCE

March 19, 2009  |  Cycle Killers, France, KAWS, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Too bad KAWS didn't make Tex a custom pair of xtra-tight shorts to match...

Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG is currently busy training in Nice, France, warming up on the epic Col de la Madone for this weekend's competition at the legendary MILAN-SAN REMO day race. A difficult endurance trial for sprinters, the unusually long run will no doubt be made more palatable by the arrival of Lance's new ride that will see him across the finish line: the KAWS x TREK MADONE 6.9. Keep an eye on ST for race updates this weekend...

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The KAWS x Trek Madone 6.9 sunning in the south of France. Being the best cyclist in the world excuses you from not being the best photographer on earth...

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LA///FIRST LOOK///SHEPARD FAIREY x LANCE ARMSTRONG FOR LIVESTRONG AT NIKE’S MONTALBAN THEATER

March 8, 2009  |  art, Graffiti, Lance Armstrong, News, Pop Killer, Shepard Fairey, Street Art, Texas  |  Comments Off

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Lance Armstrong, Nike CEO Mark Parker, and Shepard Fairey celebrate the new face of the cancer fight...

Launching tonite at NIKE's MONTALBAN THEATER is news of the upcoming "Stages" art show that will debut in July at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN in Paris during LANCE ARMSTRONG's run in this year's TOUR DE FRANCE. An exhibition curated to reflect the personal art collecting tastes of Lance himself, the exhibition was developed by Nike to illustrate LIVESTRONG's expanded global outreach in the fight against cancer and as a means of engaging the creative community in the shared struggle. Launching on July 16th, the show will feature nearly thirty original artworks reflecting on some aspect of the cancer struggle by a diverse roster of emerging and established artists including ED RUSCHA, RAYMOND PETTIBON, KAWS, ROSSON CROW, JR, TARYN SIMON, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, JULES DE BALINCOURT, SHEPARD FAIREY, JOSE PARLA, AARON YOUNG, MARC NEWSON, KENNY SCHARF, OS GEMEOS, YOSHITOMO NARA, ERIC WHITE, and DZINE, to name just a few. To highlight the event, Lance will be riding a special series of "art bikes" in the Tour de France created in collaboration with TREK and designed by none other than modern art and design masters MARC NEWSON, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, and DAMIEN HIRST. To put a giant face on the campaign, SHEPARD FAIREY wrapped the side of the Montalban theater in his new artwork for Livestrong depicting Lance as the two-wheeled cancer fighting machine that he was born to be. Stay tuned for more "Stages" details coming from ST soon...

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NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///LANCE ARMSTRONG’S NEW BARRY McGEE TREK MADONE 6.9 UNVEILED

March 8, 2009  |  art, Barry McGee, Cycle Killers, Graffiti, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off


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In a racing world where carbon fiber is the holy grail of track performance, San Francisco-based artist BARRY McGEE (aka: Twist) takes us back to the days of cold hard steel with his incredibly unexpected graphic treatment on this TREK Madone 6.9. Created (with the help of our homies at RVCA) in commemoration of LANCE ARMSTRONG’s competition in the TOUR OF CALIFORNIA for the first time this year, Barry’s signature characters populate a carbon fiber frame masterfully altered to resemble a vintage metal race cycle literally “ridden hard and left out in the rain” one too many times. One of Lance’s personal favorite artists, Barry was chosen for the task because of his unique aesthetic sensibilities and acute love of cycling, particularly fixed gear riding which have melded here in new and truly unexpected ways. Launched tonite as Lance's main ride in his public anti-cancer ride in Hollywood tonite, the bike went on display in NIKE's MONTALBAN THEATER as part of Lance's public announcement of the new “Stages” art campaign being waged to help expand the LIVESTRONG foundation’s global anti-cancer fight (more news on that coming to ST soon). HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///LANCE ARMSTRONG IS GONE WITH THE WIND

February 8, 2009  |  Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Gearing up for this month's upcoming TOUR DE CALIFORNIA, Supertouch homie LANCE ARMSTRONG makes a pit stop at the San Diego Air & Space Technology Low Speed Wind Tunnel this morning for some fine-tuning. Next up is the velo, stay tuned...

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