Street Art by Stewy
Tour de France is starting today in Leeds, Yorkshire. In the run up to the Grand Départ there have been cycle inspired art and design events appearing across Britain.
A street artist has created stencilled works of famous artists, writers and musicians along Yorkshire’s Tour de France route. Stewy, based in Bristol, had permission to create the works from building owners in West and South Yorkshire. The artist has not been commissioned by organisers of the Tour de France but said the cycle race had inspired him.
The five stencils all feature Yorkshire-born artists, from the Bronte sisters to David Hockney, on bikes in places associated with them.
Petit Tour Eiffel outside a church in Yorkshire
Silsden Methodist Church is on the Day 2 TDF route and has a great le Tour display outside pic.twitter.com/qiqRRkUybO
— Le Tour Silsden (@LeTourMan) July 1, 2014
Dry stone wall bike by Gary Helliwell
— Yorkshire Dales (@yorkshire_dales) June 27, 2014
Have you rode the Chris Froome train?
— Fran Millar (@franmillar) June 26, 2014
Phone boxes in Leeds
— Liz Green (@lizgreenlive) July 3, 2014
— Marika (@Marikahartley) June 27, 2014
Traffic bollards in Silsden
— Bradford Council (@bradfordmdc) June 13, 2014
— Braintree D. Council (@BraintreeDC) June 26, 2014
They’re taking over – guerilla cycle parking
— le coq sportif (@lecoqsportif_uk) June 26, 2014
Houses and cafés getting a lick of paint
— Simon Atkinson (@SimonMAtkinson) July 2, 2014
— Peter Kettleborough (@pkettleborough) June 30, 2014
Even a giant airfield design by Nicola Burrell
— Peter Charman (@peter_charman) June 26, 2014
And finally… the sheep.
Even Daleside Nurseries sheep are getting in the Tour de France mood pic.twitter.com/GUz7yGPRpB
— Alison (@aliclare) June 30, 2014
Also don’t forget to check out the Yorkshire in Yellow in Exhibition, by Made North, which started during Sheffield’s Design Week.
Have you seen any more great examples of art and design for this years Tour de France?