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The colors of summer.
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The green, yellow and reds of the Tour de France.   The road cycling season is over but I’m still in a Tour de … Read More

Where does your bike live?
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Functional vs. Aesthetic Garage? Front hall? Balcony? Basement? Bedroom? I think I’m like most of you my steel Waterford bike lives in the garage … Read More

Drive. Draw. Post. Repeat. TdF 2018
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21 Days of Cycling Art | Tour de France | 2018   It’s hard to believe that I’m already planning for my second trip … Read More

Trek CX Cup UCI Worlds
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Waterloo, Wisconsin   Imagine you find yourself standing on the starting line of a UCI World Cup Cyclocross race inches away from the best … Read More

Mr. Froome’s Skinsuit
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Once upon a time… there lived a very powerful emperor. He was a tenacious competitor and a fierce leader. Strong and demanding but fair … Read More

Tour de France | eBook
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Download my FREE 48-page eBook | 21 Days of Cycling Art | TdF   Now you can download my 48-page book with all my … Read More

Around the bend | Looking for ideas
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Any of you that have been following my work for a while know that I’m always looking for new ideas. It’s not enough for … Read More

Tour de France | The morning after.
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When I decided to follow the Tour de France and created 21 Days of Cycling Art I knew it would be an enormous project … Read More

Ready to Draw and Roll!
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21 Days of Cycling Art | Tour de France 2017   It seems like minutes now and I’ll be getting on the plane and … Read More

Follow the “Yellow Jersey Road”!
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21 Days of Cycling Art | Tour de France 2017     It’s just days away now and I’ll be getting on the plane … Read More

Cycling Art on the road.
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Practice makes perfect. Or at least better.   If you want to get better at something you practice. Want to ride your bike faster, … Read More

Follow Moi at the Tour de France
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“Don’t miss a moment!” I am training every day now for my trip to the Tour de France. I’ll be drawing 60 images while … Read More

Giro | Cycling Art Every Day
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Giro d’Italia Cycling Art – New Work Everyday Welcome to my training days during the Giro d’Italia – 100th Edition where I’m working on … Read More

Cycling Art Every Day | Giro d’Italia
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Giro d’Italia | Cycling Art Every Day This May I will be drawing and posting a new image each day during the Giro d’Italia! All … Read More

Cycling Art in a Bike and Coffee Shop!
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Welcome to Avant Bicycle and Cafe. I am very excited to announce my new home in Wisconsin, Avant Bicycle Cafe, in Lake Geneva, WI is now … Read More

Paris-Roubaix Champions.
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I am never disappointed with the Queen of the Classics — Paris-Roubaix always serves up a great day of exciting racing. This was a … Read More

The Muur is back!
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Muur Van Geraardsbergen Welcome back to the Tour of Flanders the infamous “Muur Van Geraardsbergen”. This cobbled climb is well known for it’s storied battles … Read More

The roads less traveled.
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There have been a lot of different things said about the road less traveled. Things about going your own way and don’t follow the crowd. … Read More

My perfect world of Cycling.
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The art of make believe. When I pick up my pen or brush I enter a world where the sunflowers are made from yellow … Read More

Don “Quixote” Contador!
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TdF Windmills   The race to win the Tour de France has already begun and we’re still five months out. What teams will put … Read More

Front Row Seat at the Tour de France
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As I continue making my preparations to follow the Tour de France and draw each day it has dawned on me that I’ll be … Read More

Iconic Cycling Races, Places and Faces
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    Lots of people have asked me “Where do I get my ideas from?” Well the answer is pretty simple – I draw from … Read More

Dreams do come true | 21 Days of Cycling Art TdF
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“Dreams do come true” I am training every day now for my trip to the Tour de France. I’ll be drawing 60 images while … Read More

TdF–Ticket to ride!
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The plane tickets have been purchased, the Motorhome has been hired and hotel rooms have been booked all for the Tour de France – … Read More

Training Ride | TdF 21 Days of Art
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Day 1 – Tour de France training camp. I am full speed ahead with my training getting ready for the 2017 Tour de France. Draw, … Read More

Crazy Love Cycling Art
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Share your love for cycling with “Crazy Love”! A kooky splash of a painting that’s just fun to look at. It’s all in preparation … Read More

All I want for Christmas is a ticket to France!
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21 Days of Cycling Art TdF – Update   With visions of sugarplums, Chris Froome and Peter Sagan all dancing in my head, never … Read More

Stars and Stripes Forever
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USA Cyclocross National Championships The 2017 USA Cyclocross National Championships will be held in Hartford, CT in January 2017. The event will take place … Read More

The beauty in ugly.
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The sun doesn’t always come out. Thanksgiving has passed, the temperature has dropped, and the leaves have succumb to gravity. This is when I love to … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Train harder. Ride faster. Live longer. May you and all your loved ones have a wonderful, Happy Thanksgiving holiday. Take time to count your … Read More

Love is Bikes
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They say “Love is many things” … I say “Love is Bikes”.   I’ve been drawing a version of my “Love Bike” for a … Read More

United we Stand on Veteran’s Day.
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  Thank you to all our Veterans of war. Your service and sacrifice has made America the greatest country on earth. May we all find … Read More

Chasing the Tour de France. Join me!
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21 Days of Cycling Art at the 2017 Tour de France. The time has finally come for me to leave the comfort of my … Read More

The perfect ride.
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Not every ride is the perfect ride, while many are close, they also usually lack one thing or another. What made this the perfect … Read More

The Art of Slow
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Strava can’t measure Words per Mile. In this hurry up, get it done faster, go faster, need faster everything world we strive to keep … Read More

Success at KMC CrossFest!
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Early Friday morning as I was driving from the airport, I found myself transported back in time. Back to a time when I crashed my … Read More

I’m off to the Builder’s Ball!
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The New England Builders’ Ball Friday, September 30th, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT | 7-11pm I’ll be setting up my drawing board and putting … Read More

Rainbows in Wisconsin!
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The sun was out and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky but there was a big bright rainbow screaming across the Wisconsin prairie … Read More

Flying the J-Pow Flag!
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My Jeremy Powers man crush. Heh, I’m not the only one that has a man crush on Jeremy Powers. I know lots of you think … Read More

Cyclocross season is open!
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With the end of the Vuelta a España, Cyclocross season officially opens—in my book anyway. So I’m heading north to Waterloo, Wisconsin next weekend … Read More

RAW is in the books!
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Ride Across Wisconsin presented by the Wisconsin Bike Federation was absolutely a blast. But I didn’t ride – I drew pictures! From the start … Read More

I’m ready for RAW!
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Ride Across Wisconsin is this Saturday, August 27 and I’m on my way there! Not to ride, that’s too far for me in one … Read More

Flats happen. Even to Peter.
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I was so looking forward to watching Peter Sagan in the Men’s Rio Olympics mountain bike race. I thought he could at least place … Read More

Vuelta a España | Rider in Red
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My homage to Spain. Like the colorful, whacky paintings of the great artists Picasso and Miró, I give you my “Mikecasso!” Okay I’m pushing … Read More

GB Fab Four
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Winning the men’s Team Pursuit Gold Medal in world record time, Team Great Britain headed up by Sir Bradley Wiggins certainly has come together … Read More

World’s Strongest Boys
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I am very excited and honored to be working with the Duchenne UK organization and creating a new image for their 2017 Duchenne Dash. … Read More

Rio 2016 Olympic USA Cycling
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Going for Gold The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are here and the USA is making their sprint for Gold in cycling. Best wishes to … Read More

The Party’s Over
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Now what do we do? The Tour de France has wrapped up another year as the circus leaves town and we all try and … Read More

Cover Art Selfie!
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Well it may not be the cover of the “Rolling Stone” but I’m one happy cycling artist with my work being presented on the … Read More

Froome takes home three.
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With brilliant attacks and great Team Sky support Chris Froome takes home his third Tour de France victory! Cheers to Mr Froome and Team … Read More

24 Hours of Cycling Art Video
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When someone says they’ve just had a life changing experience you tend to think they are over selling. I am not. I have been … Read More

24 Hours of Adrenalin
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I’m chasing a different kind of peloton today at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin Mountain Bike endurance race in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. I’m also … Read More

Pinot storms Ventoux.
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July 14 is Bastille Day, a national holiday in France and it’s a very, very good day to be wearing the King of the Mountains … Read More

Sweet Dreams Mr Froome
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What does Team Sky’s Tour de France champion Chris Froome do on a rest day? Well, he sleeps — and dreams of another Tour … Read More

Frooming!
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The Minister of Silly Cycling. From this day forward sitting on the top bar of your bicycle with your chest on your handle bar … Read More

“Rainbow Gold” for Peter Sagan
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For the first time in his career Peter Sagan pulled on the Tour de France leaders Yellow Jersey and has worn it with pride … Read More

Utah Beach | Stage One Tour de France
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Stage One of the 2016 Tour de France ends in a bunch sprint at Utah Beach in Normandy. The area was made famous with … Read More

Leaving Saint Michel
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Day One of the 2016 Tour de France will be a day for the sprinters as the peloton races away from Mont Saint Michel and … Read More

Tour de France Dreams
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In just a few days the 2016 Tour de France will start – some dreams will come true and many will not. I for … Read More

24 Hours of Mountain Bike Art
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24 Hours of Adrenalin crazed bike riders! On July 15-17th I’ll be drawing Live at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin Endurance Mountain Bike Event … Read More

Say “Cheese”!
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Ride Across Wisconsin is July 27, 2016 – 175 Miles of Fun! And I won’t be riding because I’ll be drawing pictures “LIVE” From … Read More

Peter Sagan. Rainbow in the Rain.
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World Champion Peter Sagan roars like thunder as he sprints for the line in the rain to win Stage-3 Tour of Switzerland, leaving a rainbow … Read More

Green Fist Pump!
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With a victorious fist pump Edvald Boasson Hagen, Team Dimension Data, brings home the sprint win on Stage Four of this year’s Dauphiné. BH … Read More

Romain Bardet-Les Misérables
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Could there be anything more tragically French than Ag2r La Mondiale rider Romain Bardet crashing with his own team mate with one kilometer to the finish … Read More

Morning Ride Nature Break
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Ha! You thought I said “Natural Break” as in stopping to pee! I didn’t. I said “Nature Break” which is how most of my … Read More

Nibali – The Shark of Messina!
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Like the movie JAWS, Vincenzo Nibali – The Shark of Messina – Winner of the 2016 Giro d’Italia lies in waiting to attack his rivals. … Read More

Honor and Remember
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CELEBRATE. HONOR. REMEMBER This Memorial Day – between hot dogs, bike rides and yard work – take time to remember those that made the … Read More

Cavendish takes Stage 8 ATOC
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On the final day of the Tour of California, Mark Cavendish triumphs over a field of world-class sprinters. After four circuits around Sacramento, CA … Read More

Cividale del Friuli the Medieval city
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The Giro d’Italia stage 13 on Friday was a mountain stage that ended in the medieval city of Friuli. I was taken with the … Read More

Giro T-Shirt from Apres Velo
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My Giro d’Italia art graphic has been faithfully reproduced on a great looking T-Shirt by my friends at Apres Velo. It has all the … Read More

Sagan Post Win Interview
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“Peter, what where you thinking during the sprint?” Really, a reporter asked that of Peter Sagan minutes after he won the opening sprint of … Read More

Sagan takes Stage One ATOC
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With his casual, nonchalant, I’ll get there soon enough style, Peter Sagan decided to kick into action during the last few hundred meters of the … Read More

André Greipel. The Crusher.
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Wow! That’s all I have – Wow! André Greipel is a monster on a bike as he stomps his machine and his opponents in Stage … Read More

Golden Gate Peloton
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Tour of California concept art. While the real professional peloton my never make it over the Golden Gate bridge, that doesn’t mean I can’t. … Read More

Kittel in Pink
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Marcel Kittel all dressed up in pink as the new leader of the 2016 Giro d’Italia. After two back-to-back sprint stage wins Kittle took … Read More

Don Vincenzo Nibali
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Don Vincenzo Nibali on the eve of the 2016 Giro d’Italia. We see Nibali here deep in thought as he prepares his assault on the … Read More

Pink is the new Orange
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This year the 99th Giro d’Italia will start in Apeldoorn and spend three days in the Netherlands before crossing into Italy for the remainder … Read More

Cross training with Peter Sagan
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World Champion Peter Sagan is famous for being a remarkable bike handler. He jumps curbs, rides on railing and easily clears obstacles in the road … Read More

Cheers Yorkshire
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2016 Tour of Yorkshire As the Tour of Yorkshire gets underway this weekend it does so with a grey cloud hanging overhead. So what I … Read More

Grazie Segafredo
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Coffee? Did someone say Espresso? I’ll take mine with three of those little spoons of sugar please. Caffeine and sugar the perfect food now … Read More

Painting Pisa Pink.
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It’s only right that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is pink during the weeks we are celebrating the Giro d’Italia. I’m not saying it … Read More

Pink Moto Photo
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The Giro is here again and I for one think all the photographers and videographers on motorcycles should get to wear PINK! This is … Read More

Pumped for Giro Pink!
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“What would I do if I went to the Giro d’Italia?”   The first thing I would do is paint the Tower of Pisa … Read More

More than pretty bicycle pictures.
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I create web sites, brand marks and big ideas. You may think I draw pictures of bicycles all day – I don’t – I … Read More

Paris-Roubaix 2016 The Contenders
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Queen for a day. I am no expert but like everyone else I have my favorites for winning this year’s 2016 Paris-Roubaix, the best … Read More

Heart of the Flemish Lion
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The first mark I make on a page is always the most emotional one. It’s filled with excitement and fear at the same time. … Read More

Pen & Ink Cycling Art eBook
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Free eBook for you to download. Now you can download my first thirty-two page Pen and Ink Cycling Art eBook filled with details of … Read More

I love the Cycling Spring Classics
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The Spring Cycling Classics are a great collection of races filled with rich cycling history. From the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix to the unpredictable roads … Read More

Spring Cycling. Not always easy going.
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  As many of you might know if you live in a cooler climate, for example Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, then you know spring riding … Read More

Everyone needs a Cycling Friend.
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With so much focus on the sport of cycling, winning races, breaking records, going further, faster and proving it online, I thought it would … Read More

My Interview with Cykeln Magazine
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A short while ago I was contacted by Niccolo Poppi, Editor of Cykeln Magazine in Italy. He was aware of my cycling art and … Read More

How I finish my Cycling Art
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Professionally I’ve been creating art for over 35 years and the process never seems to change. For the most part the ideas come fast and … Read More

Gesture Drawing and my Bicycle Art
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In much of my latest work I’ve been rediscovering the joys of drawing bicycles and cycling events in a very casual, gestural manor. This … Read More

I Ride Bike MS Tour de Farms
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This year I will be riding Bike MS Tour de Farms, in Dekalb, IL. I will ride 200 miles in two days for those … Read More

New York City Rider
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Gotham city meet Urban Rider. My little fantasy take on bike riding in the dark canyons of New York City at night. Spot lights … Read More

Share the Love of Cycling
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I remember the day I first drew this picture. I had just left a meeting at Hanson Dodge Design firm in Milwaukee where they … Read More

Bicycle Safety Poster
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“Protect your Crown!” — Wear your Helmet! It’s surprising to see how many people are still riding our city streets and neighborhood sidewalks without … Read More

A new Cycling Season.
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January is always a tough season for us bike riders in the midwest. The weather makes it difficult to get out an ride but … Read More

Winter Cycling in Wisconsin
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My face hurts from the wind, my legs hurt because I’m not riding enough, I can’t breathe because it’s cold and I’m not sure … Read More

Steel bikes. Steel lugs and drool.
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I know you’ve heard this already but I’m saying it again—I love my new Waterford Steel bicycle. With a bright red paint job and … Read More

A nice home for my Cycling Art.
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When I create a Cycling Art Print or Original Art for someone I absolutely love to see where it ends up living. It makes … Read More

Time-lapsed Cyclocross drawing
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This is another of my time-lapsed videos as I draw a Cyclocross racer. The music is from Thom Yorke called “And it rained all … Read More

Always creating new art.
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Many people ask me if Cycling Art is my full-time gig? I answer “yes” and “no”. You see I’m a Creative Marketing Consultant / … Read More

Veloist CC days of summer.
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Riding with the Veloist Cycling Club is a genuine pleasure. The group is a well balanced and well seasoned group of cyclist. If you … Read More

The Book of Cross: Jeremy Powers
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Jeremy Powers is back with an all new video project, The Book of Cross, produced by Motofish. Never shy to face the camera and speak … Read More

The Oldest Bike Shop in the World
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Pearson Cycles is the oldest bike shop in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records and I just finished a new cycling … Read More

Cycling Art Auction to benefit MassBike
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On Monday night, October 5th I was invited to be the featured artist at an art auction benefitting the Mass Bike Coalition. I had a … Read More

Cyclocross, Mud and Art.
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If cyclocross, mud and art sound like a perfect combination of elements to you then you should have be in Providence with me last … Read More

I’m a Cycling Event Virgin.
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This is my first time participating at a cycling event where I’m selling my Cycling Art Prints. I guess that makes me kind of … Read More

Black Bicycle Ink
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In this digital world filled with megapixels, data transfers, uploads and downloads it’s nice to just pull out a pen and draw a bicycle. … Read More

MassBike Art Auction
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On Monday evening, October 5th I will be in Lexington, MA at the Vine Brook Tavern for the MassBike Art Auction to benefit MassBike. I … Read More

Gran Fondo NJ
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What you may not know about me is that I don’t just draw pretty cycling art pictures–what I really do is solve creative marketing … Read More

Cycling is magical.
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No matter where you live taking a few moments to enjoy the beauty of “today” is essential to your well being. Cycling on the amazing … Read More

Cycling Art for the young at heart. VeloTykes™
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Now that I’m a Grandpa my pen seems to be drawn into new areas of interest — yes — Cycling Art for little folks. … Read More

The making of Divine Providence – Cycling Art
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Like with so many of my Cycling Art Prints and drawings, I have to start with a good idea. Sometimes they come quickly and … Read More

I love Cyclocross.
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Maybe it’s the mud. Maybe it’s the cowbells and outrageous fans. Maybe it’s feeling like a kid again and having a blast charging your … Read More

I Cycle Wisconsin
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I live in a cycling wonderland. Out the door I’m five miles from the south eastern Wisconsin border near Lake Michigan, 50 miles north of Chicago. … Read More

Love at first sight: steel vs carbon frames
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I need a new bike. But not just any bike — I need a bike I can love. You know what I mean; it’s … Read More

Gran Fondo NJ is online!
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If you think I just sit around drawing fun Cycling Art pictures all day, think again. As much as I’d like to do that … Read More

Tour de France Blues
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You know what I’m talking about. You most likely have them too: the “Tour de France Blues”. And that’s what inspired my latest Cycling … Read More

Video: Vittorio Brumotti-wow!
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Vittorio Brumotti takes it off road for a side trip. I mean it’s really off road.

Bid to own – Froome Takes it All!
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This 18×24 inch one of a kind, signed original art pen and ink drawing is for Sale to the highest bidder. All bids must … Read More

Froome in his Roome.
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Ahhhh, rest day at the Tour de France. Time for Chris Froome to catch up on some much needed sleep and pack in some … Read More

The oddity that is Chris Froome
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It seems to me that Chris Froome of Team Sky is just one amazing but odd dude. He seems to defy the norm in … Read More

Cyclist Body Types of the Tour de France
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Having been a fan of cycling for many years now I’ve come to notice the odd-shaped bodies that happen when you spend a billion … Read More

Celebrate your Independence.
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Celebrate your independence this 4th of July by getting on a bike. Let freedom roll.

Eggs, toast and wisdom.
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This morning’s ride with Keith found us rolling north to Silver Lake up to the coffee shop at the nursery–it wasn’t open yet. So … Read More

Vive le Tour!
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Introducing this year’s new Tour de France art from Michael Valenti. It’s sure to please cycling fans with a taste for the excitement and … Read More

Start and Finish
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In a recent post I showed a range of pictures of my drawings that eventually get me to my final cycling art print. To … Read More

How I make my art.
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There is no big mystery to how I create my art. I love what I draw and most of it just seems to fall … Read More

Happy Earthday!
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Celebrate the Earth and go ride your bike. Feel free to send this card around to your friends and have them share the wonders … Read More

I swallowed a bug…
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Tell me this has never happened to you and I’ll tell you that you’ve never ridden your bike in the spring in the morning. … Read More

“Disc Wars” The battle for peloton supremacy.
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The question I have is “What’s all the noise over road bike Disc Brakes?” Since I’ve been riding my bike for over thirty years I … Read More

How to make enemies.
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If you say you like Lance, people tell you how horrible he was. If you say you don’t like Lance, people tell you how … Read More

Thankful for Duct Tape
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This writing may not be what you think, while yes I am thankful for duct tape and it’s many uses as I’m sure you … Read More

Vive le fun!
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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of old cycling posters. Most of the art just blows me away because it’s so good. … Read More

Climb the Col du Galibier
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I’m such a sucker for great music and pretty pictures, I think I could do a ride like this because I’m a bike romantic … Read More

Top 10 Moments of 2014 Road Season
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This is a video created by Global Cycling Network of the Top 10 Moments in the 2014 Road Cycling Season.   SAVE 20% on … Read More

Mud, guts and glory.
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    2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships from The Bike Dr. on Vimeo.   With the roadies hanging up their bikes for this year … Read More

No place like home.
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I love to travel. I love new places, new people, new food and new experiences. So while there’s no place like home, a trip … Read More

I want a GoPro and a Drone
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I want – no I need, a GoPro and a Drone. I could have it follow me everywhere, how cool would that be. Well … Read More

Monkey business.
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I work hard, can you tell? Okay sometimes I just draw things because I want to. It’s what I get to do as an … Read More

Mad, mad skills. Danny Macaskill: The Ridge
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  Make sure you visit our Cycling Art Print shop featuring Merckx-The Cannibal.  

Climbing Ventoux
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This is a great video from GCN (Global Cycling Network) about climbing Ventoux. If I ever get the chance I’d jump at doing this. … Read More

L’Eroica. The Heroic.
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  Born out of a love for cycling in 1997, the two-hundred-kilometer route through the most beautiful Italian countryside lures cyclists by the thousands. … Read More

Biketopia. My perfect world.
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Rides with birds. Every once in a while when I’m riding I find myself locked eye to eye with a finch or a red … Read More

Eddy Merckx – The Cannibal
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Eddy Merckx, for me, has long been a cycling god. He’s just one of those guys you read about that completely captures your imagination and … Read More

With Type or Without Type
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Now many prints are available with a type option. I took a poll on our FaceBook page and the overwhelming response to the question “Do … Read More

Biketopia: In my perfect world.
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  Every time we ride we depend on each other. We trust each other to do the right thing so at the end of … Read More

Gran Fondo NJ
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The Gran Fondo NJ commissioned me to work on an image for them this year. Creating a poster and advertising materials for the race … Read More

What drives you to ride?
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There’s a very thin line between our passion for something and an obsession for it. When it comes to cycling I for one don’t … Read More

Free Apres-Velo Tshirt with your Purchase.
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Get a FREE Apres-Velo “It’s All Downhill From Here” cycling T-shirt with the purchase of ANY full size 24×36 inch print, Boxed Set, Limited … Read More

The Jersey Contest Winners!
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Congratulations to the four Winners of our Tour de France Jersey Contest! Each winner will receive the 24×36 inch Art Print “TdF Triomphe”. The Contest … Read More

Cycle London
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I was very excited to hear the 2014 Tour de France was pushing off from the UK again this year so I created a … Read More

Cycle Italy
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Cycling and pasta go together. With his noodle arms and legs, our always-hungry cyclist sits on top of his bike enjoying a plate of pasta. With … Read More

Pretty amazing.
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If you’ve suffered the long cold winter like I have this year by riding your bike inside–your salvation has arrived. The riding weather the … Read More

Save 20% | Father’s Day Print Sale
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In honor of cycling dad’s everywhere, all our Open Edition Cycling Art Prints are on sale. Save 20% on any size print when you … Read More

Working old-school
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  I must say, I’m having a blast lately working on canvas with acrylic paints. I haven’t abandoned my digital ways but I think … Read More

Mile by mile
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We all keep a bike log somewhere. We track our time and miles. I keep track of the weather and sometimes what I wore … Read More

Worm Confetti
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Ah yes, the wonders of spring as life returns to the frozen tundra I call home in Northern Illinois. Birds chirping. Flowers blooming. And … Read More

Art by the ocean.
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Living north of Chicago and getting through this very long winter has been tough. Luckily I’m heading off to sunny (I hope) Monterey, CA … Read More

Messing with canvas
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It’s been a long time since this all digital artist has put any paint on a canvas. So I guess that’s what I’m doing, … Read More

Col du Tourmalet
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The legendary Col du Tourmalet made famous in many Tour de France stages will once again put riders to the test this July. As … Read More

Inspired by the cold. Tour de Suisse.
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Just because the Tour of Switzerland takes place in June doesn’t mean it won’t have it’s cold days. And since it’s frigid here in … Read More

Winter Riding
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I don’t know about you all but for me winter is a time to get off the bike for a month and spend more … Read More

Cycling Prints Collections | 2013
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I am happy to announce that I’ve just released three sets of cycling prints boxed as Collections 2013, just in time for the holidays. … Read More

The Beautiful Bike
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As a cyclist I often find myself over thinking everything I do when it comes to riding my bike. How far can I go, … Read More

Cyclocross Season
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I love this time of the year, cyclocross season, and the transition from summer to winter in the Midwest where I live. It’s not … Read More

It’s Show Time!
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Welcome to Las Vegas and Interbike 2013 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the cycling industry’s largest trade show in the U.S. With the help … Read More

Trek Travel branded posters
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Having just returned from an exclusive week long trip at the 2013 Tour de France, Trek Travel customers were presented today with the opportunity … Read More

Velo magazine publishes Valenti art
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Every year a month or so before the start of the Tour de France, VELO magazine, a Competitor Group publication, creates and publishes their … Read More

Valenti to exhibit Limited Edition work in first ever Art Crank Chicago
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Friday May 17th, Michael Valenti will be exhibiting his newest cycling poster titled “Bicasso,” inspired by the famous Picasso sculpture in Chicago’s Daley Plaza. … Read More

Real Life Retail
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How VALENTI brought “Real Life” to a retail display company. From Dr. Scholl’s to Burt’s Bees, Nike Golf to Grohe Faucets. Niven, built its … Read More

Bike to Work Week
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For those of you that don’t know, May is National Bike Month according to the League of American Bicyclists and May 13-17 is Bike … Read More

Bike MKE Benefit Event
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This past Thursday, March 21 VALENTI unveiled new work created to benefit the Midwest Bikeshare non-for-profit organization. Hosted by Hanson Dodge Creative in Milwaukee, … Read More

HDC and Midwest BikeShare Showcase the Cycling Art of Michael Valenti
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Milwaukee – March 21, 2013 Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) brings together its passion for great design, the active lifestyle and a new Milwaukee bike … Read More

VeloNews Editorial Art
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I was recently asked by VeloNews Art Director Mike Reisel and editor Neal Rogers to create an illustration dramatizing an article called “An Inside Job” written … Read More

Do what you love.
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After years of solving problems for hundreds of clients, a few guiding principles have emerged to help keep my train on track. Nothing earth … Read More

What makes you so special?
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One of the greatest things I get to do in my job is work with a wide variety of clients, products and services. From … Read More

Cyclocross is hot.
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Cyclocross is one of the fastest growing categories in the cycling industry. The sport is finding new fans from traditional road cycling circles and … Read More

Lance’s Last Stand
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There is only one person on the planet that knows the real truth about Lance Armstrong and he has to get up everyday and … Read More

Cheers Wiggo
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I created this poster in honor of Britain’s first ever Tour de France victory by Bradley Wiggins. The work ended up as the Cover … Read More

My mac versus a napkin
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I love my mac. I can do almost anything with it. I can pick from thousands of fonts, millions of images and connect to … Read More

Epicurean Specialty
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Woodland Foods, a wholesale provider of specialty food ingredients, asked us to create a new brand image and package design for a line of … Read More

Many messages. One voice.
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As the marketing director or person in charge of promoting your company, you are faced with the task of communicating to a wide range … Read More

Original photography vs. buying stock
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Let’s face it there are images everywhere you look these days. Anyone with a half decent digital camera and Photoshop can call themselves a … Read More

Global Communications. Graphic Solution.
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Clients often need to communicate their core benefit in a way that translates globally. Telling your brand story so that it resonates “everywhere” is … Read More

We don’t do logos
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Creating a new brand image isn’t just about a logo mark and pretty colors, it’s about being true to yourself and finding a new … Read More

We do idea campaigns
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We don’t do ad campaigns, WE DO idea campaigns. Brilliant ideas are what make noise. Generating big brand-relevant ideas that get noticed is what … Read More

Kiss your Momma
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The original Earth Day was first celebrated in San Francisco,1970 and was always meant to be on the first day of spring. The more … Read More

Let’s Go Big Blue!
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If you’re looking for an easy to execute awareness idea for your company this is a great one. Just imagine the media coverage you’ll … Read More

What’s love got to do with it?
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Actually everything. Love can take you higher and higher and then put you back in my arms again. Without love we wouldn’t have Lucy and … Read More

Use real gorillas
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There is no more powerful way to stand out in a crowd than to use the time-honored tradition of employing real gorillas in your … Read More

Blame Someone Else Day is Friday, January 13th
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“That wasn’t my idea” If you’ve ever wanted to point a finger at someone else this is your day. Friday, January 13th is National … Read More

OH! The Ohio Lottery
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VALENTI changed the consumer negative takeaway of the Ohio Lottery AND the meaning of the Ohio state abbreviation, virtually overnight, by developing an iconic … Read More

Love is in the House
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Ronald McDonald House Charities needed a brand idea to emotionally connect with its vast target audience and support the core pillars of Hope, Comfort, … Read More

The Power to Win
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Jones Lang LaSalle global training. We were charged with the task to give the JLL global training program a brand personality and “face” that … Read More

WSJ Wine
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Discover better winemakers. Discover better wine. Our client, Laithwaite’s Wine, the largest wine distributor in the UK has joined forces with The Wall Street … Read More

The Yanks
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With the goal of  putting butts in seats, VALENTI helped create a campaign for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team. The work is designed … Read More

Madden
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Madden is in the retail promotional marketing business, making, designing, printing, and shipping promotional materials to retailers around the country. They have clients like Miller … Read More

Cycling Posters
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I’m a cyclist. I ride my bike as often as I can and when I can’t, I think about it. So every once in … Read More

GCG
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GCG Financial is a premier financial services firm doing business with mid-and-large-sized corporations nationwide. They provide planning for businesses as well as families in the … Read More

Lehmann’s Bakery
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Lehmann’s is a bakery in Racine, WI. Privately owned and operated since the 1930’s they’ve been a leader in the making of Danish Kringle, … Read More

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