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Latest jersey from Retro Image Apparel based on Artcrank print

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 9:20 am

This print has inspired a licensing
partnership and a new jersey.
-See it below-
(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland based Retro Image Apparel has a new jersey coming out this spring based on a print by local artist Jimmy Cavalieri. Jimmy is a long time reader and supporter of BikePortland, so we’re really excited to see this jersey happen.

Check out the design below…

Jimmy Cavalieri.

Retro Image Apparel founder and art director Roger Mallette says his company has entered into a license agreement with Cavalieri and several local shops have already shown interest. The artwork for the new jersey is based on Cavalieri’s “171 cogs” print that debuted at the Artcrank Poster Show in Portland back in October.

Retro Image also makes the jersey for local brewery Lucky Lab and has inked deals with many brands including The New Yorker, Dr. Seuss, and others.

Retro Image is just one of many bike-related apparel companies doing business in Portland. Others include Castelli, Rapha, Wabi Woolens, Showers Pass, VeloClothes.com, BicyclingHub.com and others.

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  • A.K. January 19, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Looks like a cool design! I hope it comes out in several colors… the blue and white looks really good, but I think something like a black background and bright pink lettering/design elements would look really sharp, for example..

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  • DP January 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Right on Jimmy!

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  • joyce January 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    an intriguing design by a creative artist. when will the jersey be available? where can I purchase one?

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  • Morrell January 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm


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  • Jenna January 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Love the design!!! Cannot wait to buy this shirt!

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  • Jimmy Cavalieri January 19, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I was so surprised to see this write up this morning. Thanks for posting it Jonathan. Besides the jersey, we are printing tee shirts of my ARTCRANK 2009 poster. They will be available in the spring. You can see it here:

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  • Christopher Dyer Augustus January 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hell yeah Jimmy!!!!!!

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  • Lesley Barewin January 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Way to go Jimmy!

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  • Chris January 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Good job Jim.
    And good eye Roger. I think you found a great design that will transfer well to a jersey and other apparel.
    Can’t wait to see a jersey in person.
    …count me up… 171 cogs jersey…

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  • Jimmy Cavalieri March 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    The prototypes for the jersey and tee are in. They should be available mid April. See the prototypes here:


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