Raven Rock Ramble 2014


Artwork

Probably like many of you, I have a couple drawers full of cycling event tee shirts, few of which I actually wear.  The shirts I do wear are the ones that are quality shirts with quality artwork.  From the very beginning, I've sought for the Raven Rock Ramble to have the quality of shirts that the riders would be proud to wear.  This effort has apparently been successful, as in 2004 I had folks from out of state register for the ride solely to get the tee shirt.    (Now, additional shirts may be ordered from the Tee Shirts page.) 

Below you'll see the artwork for 2014 and prior years, along with an explanation of each.  Since 2003, Deanna Guyton of QuinnStudio has designed the graphics  (see the QuinnStudio entry on the Sponsors page).  

The shirts are printed by Joel Tillotson at Ads in Action in Apex, adaction@nc.rr.com, 919-363-2204.  Joel is a true artisan in his work, and works directly with Deanna and me to get outstanding results each year. 

Deanna again developed an image and typography that pops brightly.

The 2014 artwork will be printed on navy blue Zorrel quick-dry shirts, available in both men's and women's cuts. 


We're using the ever-popular bicycle design again for 2013, printed on black Zorrel quick-dry tees, and for the first time, available in women's cut v-neck sizes. 
We started with classic cycling jerseys and artwork and settled on the image on the right.  Deana developed the graphic to make it to make it printable and added the typography and other elements.  The tee shirt will be the same bright yellow Zorrel quick-dry shirt we used in 2010.  

 

Deanna originally developed this idea as a candidate in 2010 and then we refined for 2011.  The tee shirt will be a bright royal blue Zorrel Boston quick-dry.

 

An old team time trial photo suggested by Kevin Jayes was the starting point for 2010.  The riders are (subtly) male and female.  The tee shirt will be bright yellow, in choice of Hanes Beefy-Y or Zorrell Boston quick-dry.  Think of it as your own yellow jersey! 

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The 2009 artwork was inspired by a poster I saw in Pittsburgh (right).  The tee shirt will be black.

Artwork Poster

 

 

The artwork for 2008 is derived from the world champion stripes (see Tom Boonen, right), curving like a twisting road.  The shirt color will be Ice Gray.

Artwork Poster

 

 

By popular demand I'll be re-printing the 2004 shirt, updated for 2007.  While everyone seems to have their favorite, the 2004 artwork has been very popular.

Promotional Poster

Artwork Poster

 

The inspiration for the 2006 artwork is the well known "Vitruvian Man" drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci, with a 32-spoke, 3-cross laced wheel serving as the surrounding circle.  I like the combination of body and bicycle imagery.

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Artwork Poster

 

Having learned in 2004 to let the artist do her work (that is, be unencumbered by my ideas), Deanna developed this design as Matisse inspired artwork.  The curved bands on the lower right suggest a bicycle helmet, as viewed from above. 

The shirt will be a Hanes Beefy-T.  The Hanes color is called "Menthol" - what Deanna describes as a Caribbean green.

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Artwork Poster

 

The 2004 design was entirely Deanna's doing, and much more interesting than what I had suggested.

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The Art Nouveau style of the 2003 design was based on the classic cycling poster to the right.  The big difference is that bicycle was replaced by a Trek 5500.

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The graphics for the inaugural ride were developed by Chris Cartledge of Clemson, SC.  The design was based (loosely) on the NC State Parks logo, right.