While I was in Japan, I helped the City of Obu design their bottled water label. It’s quite interesting that the city bottles their water and distribute to their municipal events. Awesome opportunity that was given to me by the Water Division! Getting to teach about bike safety as well as illustrating a water bottle label, yeah!
Went to my first Tour Down Under this year. Thanks to Michal for being a great riding pal and urge this lazy body into the hilly regions.
卡 – traditionally means ‘stuck’ is comprised of the characters 上 ‘up’ and 下 ‘down’. It is a pictorial way to illustrate it is neither up or down. It can even be seen as both up and down.
It is pronounced as ‘kar’ in Cantonese and it is often used to pronounce words/names in foreign languages. The most common example is card. It is used to describe an object in a form of card in Cantonese. A piece of card ‘卡片’ is referred to as ‘business card’.
The fact that this character use as a sounding word most of the time, it is difficult for people to appreciate its meaning and form.
Since I have got a touring bike getting a bike bag was definitely on the list. Bike bags generally are not the most good looking accessory and for a traditional bike, the need to look ‘right’ is very important at least to me).
Luckily the trip to Nagoya last year meant I was able to visit one of the bike bag makers in Japan. The bags were made to order as every bike’s dimension can differ.
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There where many great posters there and I wish they can all get printed so I can buy some of them.
Congratulations to Gregory with the winning design!
To see all the submissions, click here.