Tour of Britain official poster prints make perfect Christmas gift
25 November 2016 07:30am
With exactly one month to go until Christmas Day make sure you don't miss out on the chance to get a lasting memento of this year's amazing edition of the Tour of Britain, with our official poster collection the ideal gift for any avid cycling fan.
Renowned cycling artist Will Barras is back with another set of eight spectacular images building on the success of last year's collection, which reflect the beautiful and varied terrain of the 2016 route all from the perspective of 'inside the peloton'.
The first set of A2 poster prints sold out during the Tour of Britain, but we are pleased to say they are back in stock with online retailer Cycling Souvenirs, so if you missed out don't delay this time. The eight images are printed on Hahnemulhe Photorag 308gsm paper, each design is high quality and is supplied rolled and unframed.
Each of the images is inspired by one of the stages, from the spectacular Welsh mountains to the riders whizzing around London's Trafalgar Square via a summit finish in Devon and the penultimate stage passing under the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
Drawn by hand by artist Will Barras, who worked with Peloton Design, the images were used across the 2016 promotional campaign in the build up to the Tour of Britain, and are now also available to buy.
The full range of the prints are available to purchase online via cyclingsouvenirs.com so get your orders in quick in time for Christmas!
More about the artist
Will Barras is an artist, illustrator and animation director living and working in London. He grew up in Birmingham and moved to Bristol to study graphic design. Will became one of a new crop of young artists working within Bristol's world renowned street art scene.
This led to Will appearing in 'Scrawl' the book, and becoming a founding member of the Scrawl collective. 'Scrawl' originally published in 1999 was a seminal book documenting a new movement in street art, graphics and illustration. He was chosen as one of the original artists for the collective, noted for his representations of fluid movement, unique narrative driven composition and line work.
Will has worked with Bristol based Partners of the Tour of Britain Peloton Design to create a stunning set of artwork to accompany both the 2015 and 2016 editions of the race.
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