If you’ve had any experience with the printing process you’ll recognize the significance of the letters C, M, Y and K. They stand for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (Black) — the four colors from which every other can be derived. Tom Donhou has just finished a frame for Rebecca Kaye, an illustrator and designer who dedicated the paint scheme of her new bike to the four most important colors in print.
Based in Edinburgh, Becky was presented with her new frame at the Vulpine Cycling Fete in December last year, where she was a featured artist. Becky’s work is very clean and diagrammatic, making witty, cycle-centric statements through the use of color and typography. Needless to say, she was a strong influence on the final layout of her machine.
The matte grey front triangle and forks lead out an abstract formation of pink and blue, perfectly split in half at the rear brake bridge. A shiny splash of polished Reynolds 631 on the chainstay provides a contrast, and the final color in the code will present itself when she installs yellow brake pads in the calipers. Check out more details on the Donhou Bicycles website and more of Becky’s work on hers.