Art of The Beast is a trifecta of talent. This illustration combines the creative artwork of Tim Glasspool, the riding style and legend of Damon Bradshaw and the genius of Pete Fox, who not only captured the image this print is based on, but designed the riding gear Bradshaw wears.
In November 1989, 17-year-old Damon Bradshaw won the Osaka Supercross for the second consecutive year. He beat Jean-Michel Bayle and defending AMA SX champ Jeff Stanton. One year earlier, he beat defending AMA SX champion Rick Johnson.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Tim Glasspool shared an Italjet 50 with his brother before getting the best gift of all: his very own 1989 KX60. Motocross in 1980s England hooked him. When he wasn't drawing sharks, he rifled through motorcycle brochures and magazines to find inspiration for illustrations. His school books were covered in motocross sketches. He didn't win any national championships (or Grand Prix events) but he found a calling in graphic design.
Inspired by mid-century European racing event posters, Glasspool applied his love for motocross and eye for design to create his own series of prints based on well-known motocross events. We Went Fast commissioned Art of the Beast with permission from Pete Fox, the original photographer, who used the photo in a 1990 Fox Racing catalog.
PRODUCTION, SHIPPING, SPECS
Production: Designed in England, printed in Baltimore.
Shipping: Ships from the We Went Fast office in Maryland.
Size: 12-in. x 16-in.
Frames: Ikea sells the Ribba, an economical but design conscious product.