CYCLING SPORT AND CULTURE.
Cycling artist, illustrator Michael Valenti has traveled the globe in search of inspiration for his unique, distinctive cycling art prints and bicycle posters.
Valenti has chased the Pro Peloton’s biggest races and events around the globe. From all this inspiration Michael creates unique Original Bicycle Art, Bicycle Posters and Limited Edition Bicycle Art Prints. All of which are available at veloist.com
In addition to his consumer work Michael also works with cycling art patrons on private commissions, event promotors, design firms, publishers and advertising agencies in search of his unique perspective on cycling and cycling culture.
Editorial, Brand and Personal Illustration.
Michael Valenti works with private clients, publishers, advertising agencies and corporate design firms creating his unique look and style of cycling art. His range of work offers designers and art directors a wide variety of design choices, media and image tonality. His editorial work also showcases his deep understanding of the cycling sport, and the people that enjoy it.
The very best way to see more work is to visit Michael’s consumer website store where he sells over 100 consumer posters at veloist.com
CONCEPT DRIVEN WORK
Michael works in a variety of media but with a very distinctive style. A key element to his work is the “idea”. Without an idea, it’s just a pretty picture, at least one hopes. And while a pretty picture is good, a good idea is better.
PEN AND INK
Every painting or digital art drawing starts with an idea sketched in pen and ink. Sometimes it’s just a little doodle, sometimes the finished work for sale. In all cases this is where the idea is formed and shared with clients, designers and publishers.
DIGITAL CYCLING ART
The vast majority of Michael’s cycling art has been done on the computer using Adobe Illustrator. Allowing endless edits Michael approaches the work in mostly flat color shapes similar to a screened print. With his distinctive drawing style, muted pallet of colors he achieves an old-school flavor to his cycling posters.
Michael’s paintings are either Acrylic on canvas or Watercolor on paper. These are one of a kind original paintings and tend to sell quickly. Some are scanned for reproduction as Art Prints. His pricing is accessible and is always open to conversations with loyal patrons. If you like something, don’t wait too long, it may be gone.
ART DIRECTOR TURNED ILLUSTRATOR
Michael grew up in the Boston suburb of Stoughton, Massachusetts. Cycling has always been a part of his life from jumping ditches with flaming tires doused in lighter fluid to daily commutes to work.
VESPER GEORGE SCHOOL OF ART
Attending art school in Boston’s Back Bay during the 70’s as it was undergoing a transformation was the starting point of Michael’s art career. Communting daily with his dad, Gerry Valenti, a well known illustrator in Boston, Michael quickly became very accustomed to the rigors of the working world.
ADVERTISING ART DIRECTOR
One of just a handful of graduates that went on to work in the arts industry Michael practiced his craft working in two of Boston’s Advertising Agencies during the early 80’s. Robinson Associates and Cabot Advertising.
LEO BURNETT ADVERTISING
Landing in Chicago in 1989 and working in one of the worlds largest ad agencies until 2004 Michael honed his creative skills. Producing print and television ads for client’s McDonald’s, Hallmark, P&G and Allstate. After leaving the corporate ad world Michael worked with private clients as he developed the brand he continues to nurture – VELOIST.
VELOIST CYCLING ART
Michael launched his storefront cycling art website brand, Veloist in 2008. With over 100 Cycling Art Prints, Posters and Original Paintings this is the place you can purchase Cycling Art from Michael Valenti. New work is always being added so be sure to follow Veloist for updates and special deals.
“You’ll take 100 photos on your bike trip that will stay in your phone – but you’ll smile at your custom art on the wall everyday.”
Michael is available as an artist for hire for private and commercial clients, and working with him is as simple as making contact and discussing your project needs. Just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-231-2529.
Feel free to contact Michael Valenti to see more samples or ask how you can work him.