As Douglas Adams so rightly put it ‘It’s not the fall that kills you. It’s the sudden stop at the end’. Is this guy ever going to find that out? I could hardly resist a cheeky little unauthorised addition to the otherwise uninspiring flooring whilst up in Peterborough on the weekend. Have paint, will travel…
Image by teamstickergiant via Flickr
Whenever i see the Harley Davidson logo I always end up thinking about Hunter S Thompson‘s interesting 1966 book about Hell’s Angels (who famously love to ride Harley Davidson bikes) and what it was like to be in a motorcycle gang. His stint with the Hell’s Angels didn’t end particularly well when he was given a beating for a remark he made about a member of the biker group.
Anyway we were asked if we could come up with a temporary Harley Davidson stencil in order to help out our friends at Lexis PR who were going for a pitch. It had to be done the next day and had to be able to be washed off if necessary. After debating as to whether we could produce something decent with some oil pastels (they were all we had at hand) we decided to give it a go and had a really rather pleasing result.
Title: Harley Davidson chalk logo
Media: Handcut stencil and oil pastel
Size: 1m x 1m on floor