In the latest issue of Rouleur (Dec 2012) there is a review of a recent art show in Venice featuring the work of Jean Metzinger.
Metzinger was an artist at the turn of the 20th century, a contemporary of Cubists such as Picasso, Braque or Futurists such as Marinetti and Boccioni. Metzinger was drawn to the dynamism of cycling, and created several works depicting racing cyclists, both on the road and the track.
These are so far up my street they are practically knocking on my door asking for a cup of tea.
I created this image using an iPad app I built called Triade. Spartacus had a disappointing season in 2012 after falling in the Ronde van Vlanderen and breaking his collarbone, and a crash in the Olympics road race meant he could not challenge Wiggins in the time trial.
From the website of Building Design, is this animation of the Velodrome for the London Olympics 2012. Designed by Hopkins Architects, the velodrome looks set to be one of the highlights of the Olympic park, and will finally give London a world-class indoor cycle track. The video is a superbly well-crafted flythrough of the winning design. I love the way the video transforms from the wireframe tracery of the riders to a full color animation. All that’s missing is the obligatory Kraftwerk soundtrack.