Sketchbook photos showing the process of the idea for Keep Colchester Cycling. The brief was to come up with an idea or ideas for a 20" MiniWheeler. I decided to keep the idea close, taking inspiration from the Army Barracks in Colchester.
I decided to use toy soldiers as a pattern for the bike frame. It was only in photoshop and experimenting that if I layer it, it produces a camouflage effect. So I decided to change the colour of each layer to create the camo look e.g. green, black, yellows ect.
|Looking at army imagery helped me to produce and come up with ideas for the overall look of the bike|
Here I made a stencil to see if it could be applied to a stencil format. It can work however it needs development before its finalised.
The type face used 'Capture It' web found type from dafont.com, however this can be applied to a bike by cutting it out and sprayed which I was thinking more about and the visual look would suggest that army look.
Coming up with the crest design was hard, as I knew what I wanted to archive with the shape however getting the colour to look right wasn't so simple. Trying to produce the solider to look like a paratrooper was difficult due to the shape, and the alining wasn't working so well. I decided to take inspiration from the Parachute Regiment logo and incorporate it with the '20' reflecting the bikes name. I then changed the wording to Colchester MiniWheeler Division for a quirky touch.