The Life and Times of the Cycling Jersey

The summer season kicks of with an entertaining and borderline nerdy discussion of the past, present and future of the cycling jersey. From Bianchi’s 1950s classic celeste blue to Mapei pushed the dye sublimation process to its limits and divided fans in equal measure. We take the story as far as today’s trend for any colour as long as its black, and look to the sci-fi future of interactive jersey materials. 

Richard Mitchelson's homage to the Tour de France, by Milltag

In the studio are three cyclists and jersey aficionados: Luke Scheybeler, designer and a founder of clothing company Rapha, Richard Mitchelson, illustrator, animator and Milltag designer (pictured above) and cycling photographer Camille McMillan, co-author of Le Métier

Richard Mitchelson is also the designer of the excellent new Bike Show banner and iTunes logo. Hope you like it. We do!

8 Responses to The Life and Times of the Cycling Jersey

  1. John the Monkey May 10, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    To save folk googling;

    The Vicious Velos Jersey;

    (I’m assuming everyone knows the others featured).

  2. exdeco May 10, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Enjoyed the jersey commentary. I think the Vicious Velo jersey is great as well. Treading on similar ground is last year’s MASH histogram kit:

  3. Vicious Kev May 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Thanks for featuring our kit design, it’s been way more popular than we expected.

  4. Kevin May 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Long road trips are great! I just listened to half of the entire 2008 Bike Show season! Glad you’re back, Jack!

  5. ibikelondon May 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Great to have you back, Jack – the new graphics are great.

    And – dare I say it – as someone who writes and blogs about cycle chic and ordinary riding, RichMich’s kit is pretty damn cool. Ssssh. Don’t tell anyone.


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