1890’s Bicing - The Gaudí Tragedy
T-Shirt Design Idea / Story
In Barcelona there is a bicycle sharing system that is called Bicing. These bikes are a service to the public, with you card you can get a bike in a station and return it in another station.
The bicycles are quite unique so they are not easy to steal and resell. You can see pictures attached. But the main feature you can noticed are the WHEELS. Where the back wheel is bigger than the front wheel.
For this design I’d like to make a joke and create a Bicing from the 1890's similar to the Penny-Farthing bikes where the front wheel is actually bigger than the back wheel.
I’d link to create a scene that combines the Bicing from the 1890’s and Gaudí’s death. Gaudí is Barcelona most famous architect (known for la Sagrada Família) and he died in his 70’s ran over by a Tram (old train - see image attached). Apparently Gaudí was poorly dressed and looked like a beggar, reason why no one took him to the hospital, and because of that he died 2 days after.
So the main idea is to create something similar to the Penny-Farthing bikes and add the small details such as the Bicing name, Bicing sponsor, bike number, all the small details. In addition, put Gaudí in the picture, with the Sagrada Família, the Tram on the back, riding the 1890’s Bicing.
Mood / More Details
The mood of the design can be a little vintage, see example attached.
Would be great to add the iconic landmark of the city the Sagrada Familia, made by artist/architect Gaudi, at the background. Since the construction of the Sagrada Familia started in 1892 the Sagrada Familia at the background has to be designed in half looking like a construction site as it was being built at that time.
Also would interesting to add Gaudí riding the bicycle dressed according with those days, with a hat, suit, moustache, etc…. See Gaudi’s picture attached.
Include as well a version of the dock/station of the 1890’s Bicing in the design could be fun too. Check some Bicing pictures attached as example.
As for the tram, it could be portrayed next to the Sagrada Familia, coming into the direction of Gaudí which could lead to the idea that he got ran over by it. But of course, in a humorous/sarcastic way.
For all the other small details please use the images of the Bicing attached so you can copy and replicate in the design.
Bicing website: http://www.bicing.cat
Don’t need to focus on a specific color. This design will be applied to basic t-shirt colours such as, white, light grey, navy, black, dark green, maroon, light blue, light green, red, etc.
You are free too play with colours, or use a monotone for the best result.
Specs / Files
Source file .AI or .PSD
High Res. File JPEG and PNG saved @ minimum 300 DPI
File size inches x inches format = Starting at 4500 x 5400 pixels
AnothergreaTshop is a T-Shirt shop located in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. The shop offers exclusive designs from different illustrators and also focus on good quality material. Next year the shop will complete 2 years and the main goal now is to create originals designs.
The goal is to create an unique t-shirt line/collection with inside jokes from Barcelona so that people that are from the city, or live there can enjoy and connect with.