By Morgan Mallett
Here is some insight into the process behind Design + Conquer's Topographica collection. Scroll down to see my inspirations, process, studio animals, and more!
The 1980s Blackcomb logo, topographic maps, and trail markers were big influences on the collection. I lived in Whistler, British Columbia [Canada], when I was little, and I'm sure the typography and identity surrounding Blackcomb mountain absorbed into my overactive brain somewhere along the way. I still prefer this logo to the current...
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Recently Design + Conquer was charged with the fun challenge of designing a crown for the North Shore Mountain Bike Association's annual Julius Fromme mountain bike ride. The winner—Steve Mitchell (aka the Czar of Gnar)—rode down rock faces, muddy slopes, and slippery woodwork, all on his 1984 Ritchey hardtail (read: no suspension!). Here are some photos of our crown design process, and Steve's crazy amazing ride. A special thanks to Obsession Bikes for supplying the mountain bike innter tubes used in the design.
The NSMBA is a leader the design, construction, and maintenance of the North Shore's world-renowned...