In this crazy, mixed-up, modern world we live in it seems there’s a technological solution to everything. We’ve got sat nav in our phones so we never get lost, funny little sensors on the back of our cars so we don’t crash while parking and huge industries devoted to drying our hands really fast in public toilets. For cyclists however, the solution to wet shoes on a rainy day doesn’t need any high-tech solution – the folks over at Vulpine have reminded us that there’s a much simpler option available.
Rain Not Train is a new publication produced by Vulpine in collaboration with The Newspaper Club that contains vital information for the urban commuter cyclist and a whole host of specially-commissioned illustration and design on the subject of wet weather cycling. It also has a specially engineered feature that most other cycling publications lack. Once you’ve finished reading the articles, each page can be used as a highly effective shoe drying device by simply scrunching up and inserting it into the shoe. Damp-footed morning rides will forever be a thing of the past and we’re impressed by the tongue-in-cheek disregard for technology shown by the witty bunch at Vulpine. Nice.
The first tranche of publications were available on Sunday at the Vulpine summer fete and will be made available in bike shops for free to be given out when it’s raining.
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- Zsofia Schweger’s paintings depict her Hungarian home frozen in time
- Illustrator Nuno Maria’s fresh aesthetic and smooth shapes rework ordinary objects
- A cookbook inspired by Brad Pitt's on-screen eating habits
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- Vanguards magazine explores Scotland's undiscovered creative treasure
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
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