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Tour de Rower Zine: Handmade Bikeworks


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Tour de Varsovie

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Kwiaciarnia Grafiki

For this zine dedicated to biking in the city, 30 artists produced 2-color pieces centered on bicycles, and collaborated to screen-print them on recycled paper. The entire process took approximately the same time it took Bradley Wiggins to win Le Tour de France in 2012, and culminated in a gallery show of the prints at Kwiaciarnia Graphics in Warsaw, Poland. 



Tour de Varsovie

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Production Cost

Production Time

2 months

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

7.87 × 13.78  × 0.2 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

recycled paper

Number of Colors




Coptic stitch



This piece is available for purchase for $25

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Project Description

All right, after two months of fighting the ink battle Tour de Varsovie managed to accomplish the efforts dedicated to handmade works that very soon will indulge your senses as well as inspire not necessarily to design on your own, but at least cycling more around the city. The zine is a collection of 29 graphics revolving around the theme of cycling. It has been produced with our/your hands, processing a stream of paint through screen printing stencils into sheets of recycled paper. Heavy duty guaranteed. This is our tribute to the bike, screen printing technique and the city.

Production Lesson(s)

The zine production process facts and figures:
1 zine
2 colors, more precisely 3
30 artists
3 screens, brought to exhaustion due to over-processing?
2240 squeegee drags
560 sheets of recycled paper, printing waste.
80 working hours, almost an equivalent of the time needed by Bradley Wiggins to win Le Tour de France in 2012.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 14, 2013


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