Anything But Ugly Motos
Image: Ugly Moto
As meticulous in its detail as it is arresting in its aesthetic, Francis’ Ooi’s classic racing bike art, going by the brand Ugly Moto, is absolutely gorgeous.
“Late last year I decided to build myself a few classic racing motorcycles. But instead of cutting up iron frames and wrenching rusty bolts and nuts… I spend most of the time building my bikes in my 12” garage – the MacBook Pro. It took me a few months to build one, after extensive research, but today I am very excited to share my bike building project in the form of illustration.” – Francis Ooi
Ooi works as a creative director by day and tends to his art and love of motorcycles in the evenings, putting together these digital illustrations through a painstaking process that builds up classic bikes with great accuracy and stunning detail.
Dick Mann’s 1970 Honda CB750, Paul Smart’s ’72 Ducati 750, Mike Hailwood’s Ducati 900 SS and ’67 FIM World Championship Honda RC174, Kenny Roberts’ Yamaha YZR500 OW48 and Cal Rayborn’s Hardley-Davidson XR750 make up the first six prints in his series. Prints are done on thick uncoated textured paper to give them a classic look, are incredibly high-quality, limited to 100, affordable, and awesome.
We’ve seen a lot of magnificent retro motorsport art in recent years, but classic bike art has been rare, so Ooi’s, aside from being magnificent in its own right, is a refreshing change of pace.
Head to Francis’ website here for more info, and to order prints.
Via Ugly Moto