It's hard not to fall in love with Riccardo Guasco's use of warm colours, form play, Cubism like style and a hint of humour. So it was a no brainer he had to get a feature here!
Riccardo Guasco is an illustrator, painter and cartoonist who lives and works in the town of Casale Monferrato in the North-West of Italy. Aside from his own projects, the Italian artist creates designs for the likes of Moleskine, Diesel and Greenpeace, and his illustrations have appeared in magazines, books and even on bicycles!
Shown here is his amazing series of cycling heroes like Mairino Maino, Fausto Coppi, Italo Zilioli, but also Lance Armstrong. In an interview he said about the series:
'I wanted to convey the more introspective side of each cyclist, rather than to portray them just as racers; my attention was addressed to their thoughts and their soul, I wanted to tell something only through their profiles. So, I decided to eliminate the bicycle and everything that was redundant for me. And I was left with faces belonging to heroes, profiles speaking about struggle, noses stuck out in order to reach the finishing line they would have passed shortly.'