James Brown is an illustrator and print maker based in East London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, James worked in the clothing industry for 10 years producing print designs for numerous fashion brands from Levis to Louis Vuitton. James' distinctive illustrative style combined with his skill as a linocut and screen printer, results in a striking portfolio of prints. Much of his work has a heavy typographical influence, and with each piece being hand printed by James, every print is unique.
This striking image is a tribute to the now closed Eastway cycle circuit in east London which was moved for the development of the Olympic Park. Artist James Brown was apparently influenced by an image he saw on a 1963 Czech matchbox but the simple outline of the cyclist and the bold colours used also make it reminiscent of sporting posters and logos from around 1975, the year the Eastway opened.The image is silkscreen printed onto brown board. It's a limited edition of 100. Signed, numbered and dated lower wright by pencil. Framed in a wooden frame and glazed.
This print was donated to FARA Clapham.