Things don’t get too sporty around here (unless you count these excellent curling toys), so it’s nice to see this cyclist toy done up in designer vinyl style.
UK-based illustrator and “very keen cyclist,” Richard Mitchelson designed Eddy as a character for Rouleur magazine. Rouleur recently released a 6-inch vinyl Eddy toy for £35 (~$57 USD). Makes a great gift for those who mix athletics with aesthetics, and it’s available now here.
Here’s Mitchelson on inspiration:
Cycling is full of history and characters. As a sport, it’s full of drama, speed and excitement which inspires you whenever you race or sit and watch a race on the TV. When I started creating work for Rouleur magazine I immersed myself in the history of the sport, finding out more about riders and races that perhaps I hadn’t experienced or known about in the past. I have always drawn things, and as my love for cycling grew, it became the thing I found myself drawing a lot more of the time. Soon it was all I could think of, and when people started to ask for riders they loved to be created, I would research them and work them up into portraits or perhaps stories in Rouleur Magazine.
Check out a full interview with Richard Mitchelson over on 5th Floor.