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Vintage Typebike Canvas Art

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I’m pretty excited to share this project with you today…ok, cross that out. I’m SUPER excited to share this project with you today! (Imagine little kids jumping up and down and screaming) I was working hard trying not to do any work the other night by surfing the internet and I came across a “typebike” designed by Matthew Sutter. Call me a dork; call me typographically obssessed; call me “so inspired I could barely sit still on the couch”. You’d be right on all counts. So, instead of doing homework and blogging, I ended up creating a design for a vintage typebike, which I then converted into a piece of artwork for my forever-in-progress craft room.

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This is a vintage bicycle design created out of characters from the Garamond typeface. The characters have been rotated, scaled, and in two cases have been flipped, but there are no other transformations that altered the integrity of the characters.

Vintage Typebike Canvas Art | www.1dogwoof.com

The tutorial will come in a little while, as will the files for you to create them yourself. I haven’t decided whether to sell them in my Etsy shop or to make it available for free download yet. Β And I haven’t really been thinking about it as I finish up my typography course. Β I’ve also been home visiting my mom for a late Mother’s Day weekend and have been enjoying spending some quality girlie time with my mom and my daughter – three generations of pretty ladies! (Yeah, I threw modesty out the window on that one. We’re beautiful and we know it!)

Vintage Typebike Canvas Art | www.1dogwoof.com

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22 Comments

  1. Marilyn

    This turned out amazing, ChiWei! I’m totally blown away by your graphic talents!

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Marilyn!

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  2. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    My mind is still blown by the amount of creativity and artistry it took to create this piece. You are my hero, ChiWei! IfI could crawl inside your head for a day…. πŸ˜‰

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    • ChiWei

      The inside of my head is a mess Lauren! πŸ™‚ Thank you dear!

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  3. Rachel

    Amazing, ChiWei! I love it!

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Rachel!

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  4. Nancy

    I can’t stop looking at this! It’s just so very cool!

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    • ChiWei

      Haha, me too Nancy! Everything I walk in the room I just stare at it πŸ™‚

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  5. Carolyn

    OMG! I Love It!

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Carolyn!

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  6. Carmody

    I really love this piece!

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  7. Marita

    Love this! So creative! I would totally buy one if you put it on Etsy!

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Marita! I probably won’t put the canvas on Etsy, but I’ll provide the files themselves.

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Jennifer!

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  8. Ariean @OneKriegerChick

    Such a fun project and I LOVE the hidden typography! I’m featuring this on Hit Me With Your Best Shot tomorrow evening… Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been up to!
    ~Ariean

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    • ChiWei

      Wow, thanks for the feature Ariean, I’ll go check it out! I love the hidden typography too πŸ™‚

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  9. Kristy

    Did you end up providing the files for download? I would love a print of this in my home office – so cute!

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  10. Kristy

    Did you decide on posting the files for download / purchase? I looked but couldn’t find them. I would like to frame a print for my home office πŸ™‚

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