Saturday, February 21, 2009

More pen and ink from the Motorcycle Media...

Time for another

As I mentioned in an earlier foray into pen and ink drawings from the motorcycle media, graphic art has changed dramatically-- …. lets have another look into the1930s and onwards when graphic artists, cartoonists and the like, armed with pen, ink and pencil recorded the images of the day in concert with the film camera.
Acknowledgement is made to Mortons Motorcycle Media owners of the copyright for "The Motorcycle" and "MotorCycling" and to the families of the artists for use of the images.

The engine is Freddie Friths 1948 IOM Junior TT winning 350cc Velocette engine and the view of the motorcycle "cockpit" is a 1961 Velocette Venom Veeline model...a 500cc sports Velocette with fairing fitted as standard.

Left click on images to enlarge.......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, it is obviously the case that these old pen and ink drawings are amazingly beautiful. At least it seems so to these eyes. As a mechanic who works on GM vehicles the contrast with the current CAD drawings, which are often unclear and can be ugly, is dramatic.