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Ugly Moto's Prints Have Some Extraordinary Technical Depth

From a Singapore-based ad man, Ugly Moto is slinging a collection of prints of famous and noteworthy vintage racing bikes. They're all digitally produced, and the time-consuming process with which they're made results in an extraordinary level of thought-out detail.

This might look like a relatively simple way to make a detailed drawing of a historical bike (this one established Ducati as a player in the racing world in 1972) but it's actually a month-long process per bike that involves over 800 layers in Photoshop.

Each bike starts off as a sort of technical drawing allowing you to see all the mechanical components in their natural environment.

Even after the process appears finished to the untrained eye, the prints aren't done, not by a long shot. Look closer at how many revisions are being undertaken on this work-in-progress of legendary rider Barry Sheene.

You can see all the different layers at play, which really underscores the level of accuracy involved. The chain, for example, is anchored to a point on the engine so that the angle is correct, even though you won't see that point in the final drawing.

Take a look at this sweet animation of what it takes to assemble one of these, and you won't just get the picture, you'll buy the print.


Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He loves the fact that the technical nature of these prints goes beyond anything you'll see visibly.