Alright, I’ll warn you now that this post is way out of left field, and really has nothing to do with letterpress, but bear with me. With the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup going on down in South Africa, I’ve found it difficult to stay fully on-task, all day long for the past week or so without periodically checking my iPhone or the internet for updated soccer scores. Along with this, I’ve also been checking in periodically on the blog of the one South African artist I know of, Heather Moore of Skinny Laminx, hoping to see some photos or updates from someone who’s actual right there where the World Cup is happening. (If you’re curious about Skinny Laminx, go check out Heather’s Etsy Shop. I’ve purchased her tea towels and aprons before and trust me, they are awesome). Heather hasn’t posted much about the World Cup on her site, but as I was catching up on her blog this morning, I did run across a pretty awesome bicycle video.
Cycling is another sport that I can get behind, as much as, if not more than, soccer. I love riding my bike places instead of driving, and quite frankly, Eugene/Portland/Oregon in general are some of the most bike-friendly places I’ve ever lived in or been to. Bicycling is pretty much a culture in and of itself up here.
Anyway, The Bicycle Portraits Project, which takes viewers on a bike-themed tour of South Africa, one of which is set to the most unusual version of the Bee Gee’s “Stayin’ Alive” that I’ve ever heard is being funded through Kickstarter Funding, and I think it’s a pretty nifty project. I’ve reposted the videos below, so go check it out!