EVERYDAY SOUTH AFRICANS AND THEIR BICYCLES
DESIGN AND LAYOUT
Books designed for the Bicycle Portraits project, initiated by Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler. Instead of producing one very large and lavish book, we decided to split the best 162 portraits and stories of cyclists that Stan and Nic photographed during their two year journey around South Africa over three books. Each book contains a different 54 stories, and also two essays each by local South African and major international cycling figures. We collaborated with South African artist Gabrielle Raaff to create an individual hand-painted watercolour map for each story, based on Google Maps, to indicate the location of each of the portraits.
View the entire project of over 500 portraits on their website.
2012, published by DayOne
Photographs Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler
Illustrations Gabrielle Raaff
Texts JM Coetzee & Sean O’Toole (blue book), Gary Fisher & Paul Edmunds (yellow book), Leonard Stanford & Tumisang Taabe (green book)
112 pages each
Page size 300 x 215mm
Hardcover with silver foiling on front & spine, plate-sink on back
Full-colour throughout on matte art paper, endpapers and central tip-in on uncoated
Three book ribbons