2012 saw the 99th edition of the Tour de France. Three of the biggest
personalities in the modern peloton claimed the famous jerseys of Le
Tour. Wiggins became the first Brit to win the general classification
and take the Yellow Jersey. Voeckler satisfied the French with his
battling display to take the Polka Dot jersey. And Sagan continued his
prominent rise by sprinting and joking his way to the Green Jersey.
This set of typographic posters is the result of a collaboration between copywriter Paul Williams and graphic designer Molly Cockcroft. The Manchester based creatives are both cycling fans.
Paul announces himself as a "failed cyclist" on twitter, having raced against the likes of Chris Newton and Charly Wegelius - rather unsuccessfully. Molly can be seen in several cycling programmes about the 2012 Tour de France. Most significantly, as Bradley Wiggins crosses the line of the stage 19 Time Trial punching the air, Molly can be seen leaning over barriers in the background. Probably swearing in celebration.
50% of profits from the Tour Type prints will go towards supporting grass roots cycling in the form of the most excellent Bristol Bike Project.