This is the first project to help kick-off ELCYCLISTA EDITIONS, a poster titled THE GREAT CLIMBS OF EUROPE. Without ever tracing the boundary of a country, the
climbs we all love still define the shape of the regions we gravitate
towards each year to challenge ourselves. I started out with the
monuments, those climbs passed into cycling folklore through races and
riders that have given them great stories. Then there are those
mentioned in conversations with local riders, people we have met on the
road, picked up in articles, or discovered through studying race routes.
Key cities were added, the places we travel in and out of, and the
ranges and areas where all of these exist. Together these have created a
footprint that documents the climbers playgrounds of Europe.
The Posters are printed by SUPREME in Brooklyn
and are of exceptional exhibition quality. They are created using the
Giclée inkjet printing process using archival inks to create
fade-resistant prints, typically used for gallery printing. They are
printed onto an enhanced 260gsm Matte paper. We are offering the prints
in two standard sizes (unframed):
SIZE 1: 18" X 24" print at $80
SIZE 2: 24" X 36" print at $140
total first edition of all sizes will be 124 prints, all hand numbered. Why 124? Well Sean Kelly our
fellow country man and all round great rider was know for his
exceptional descending skills. His fastest clocked decent was on
the Joux Plane into Morzine at 124 KM/H. So, 124 prints in honor of what
goes up must go down.