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Studio projects Friday July 22 2016 12:13 pm

July 21 / Stage 18 / ITT

This year’s Tour has two individual time trials. The second one was a 17k mountain stage. Froome has been slowly stretching out the gap between him and everyone else, but there are 6 or 7 that can see the possibility of being on the podium at the end of the Tour and that always leads to some aggressive riding.

Froome won this stage, putting more space between him and everyone else and putting to rest who is going to win the tour, as long as he can avoid a serious problem.

Stage 20 of our 2014 Tour de Lead Graffiti was one of my favorite individual time trial prints that we did with letterpress friend, Lauren Emeritz. We were starting to get into setting type in circular formations and this particular poster was the deciding factor that in 2015 we would try to do something circular in each stage poster.

The circular element was intended to mimic a clock face with the final tick marks highlighting the Italian and 2 French riders who would share the podium.

Click on the image to see the original story of that poster.
From there can link to a larger image of the poster.

As we are getting close to the end and the last opportunities to highlight examples from our Tour de Lead Graffiti series, we though we would add another one here. Roman Bardet has an outside chance at being the only French cyclist on the podium. Back on Stage 11 of 2012 Froome and Bradley Wiggins (both from Great Britain) were number 1 and 2 for the Yellow Jersey and on the stage two French riders came in number 1 and 2.

Stage 11 / Tour de Lead Graffiti 2012

Kieran Francke & Lindsay Schmittle collaborated on this poster with us. One of our favorite uses of the handrolling technique we often employ, along with a bit of French. A fun poster.

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