Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler have spent the last 2 years cycling over 6000 kilometers to collect over 500 portraits of everyday commuters throughout South Africa, and now the Bicycle Portraits project is finally near completion.
They're publishing the best 165 portraits and stories over 3 books. Each of the 3 books will contain 55 different stories, and also two essays each by local South African and major international cycling figures. The books are designed by Gabrielle Guy and they have also collaborated with celebrated South African artist Gabrielle Raaff to create an individual hand-painted watercolor map, based on Google Maps, to indicate the location of each of the portraits.
Help Stan and Nic make this project a reality by pre-ordering your book(s) via their Kickstarter campaign.
Kickstarter funding DEADLINE - 8 December
Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town / 2-4 March 2012
Pre-orders / orders taken via www.bicycleportraits.co.za/kickstarter or via Paypal on their website.
A couple uniquely South African portraits to whet your appetite for these gorgeous books:
Congrats to you both! What a wild ride around South Africa you must have had!