The story told by the bicycle we christened ISO goes back a long way. We are grateful to the client for giving us complete freedom regarding how we approach the topic of his choice which was photography. What other topic could we expect from the heir of Germany’s largest photo printing firm whose history goes back more than a century?
We’re very excited to be able to present the first Ondrash & Kasparek frame made for a client. The artists have clearly perfected their unique creative method to the minutest detail since their initial attempts nearly a year ago.
You by Festka is the best you can get in terms of graphic design and customer service. The level of personalisation we're able to offer here is unparalleled in the industry. It is a service that knows no boundaries and as such it's limited to only twelve slots a year.
It's a pleasure to work with Julien. That's why Festka is not the only company that has engaged his likeable personality and excellent communication skills to build awareness of their brands in the last six years.
Matt Stanbury is a character. Graphic designer by trade, cyclist at heart, he has been challenging the Instagram image of a dedicated hobby athlete for quite a while via his profile Glorious, recently renamed rock_n_donuts.
Rubber N' Road is New York City's only independently owned cycling collective. Their goal is to bring the finest in global cycling culture to New York City and beyond by offering products made by people whom they personally know and believe in.
Bangkok's Concept Speed is a mighty impressive business. Started by Peach Sukontarath from scratch over half a decade ago, it has grown from a high-end cycling apparel re-seller to a brand with its own line of clothing and international ambitions.
Katka Rusá is a Strava phenomenon. In 2021, she rode an average of a thousand kilometers a week. While working full-time! Usually around a hundred a day on weekdays and five hundred on weekends. Daily commutes, no sickness, no downtime, only a couple of days off. Have you ever met a cyclist who rides 50,000 kilometers a year?
It could start like one of those jokes: a doctor, a musician and a cyclist meet… but here it's not in a pub but in one person. Eugen Rašev is a phenomenon: a promising concert pianist when young, a brilliant medical specialist in professional life and a record-breaking amateur cyclist in later life.
hile our latest collaboration project with artists is garnering accolades and widening the crowd of Festka converts, we thought it was time to meet with the men behind the monicker for a chat about how they got to where they are and how they feel about the work we did together.
Croatia, the traditional summer holiday destination for tens of thousands of Czechs, became the venue for another bikepacking adventure for myself and a couple of mates. The Istria we discovered on our trip couldn't be more different than that I remembered from the 1990s.
Tom Hnida's creative input has played a crucial role in what Festka is today. In this interview, the Art Director who has been around since the beginning talks about his life's cycling journey, the various aspects of his work for the brand and his current state of mind...
The Torino Nice Rally sounds like a great event! The idea of a 700 km bikepacking adventure a third of which follows the unpaved military roads in the mountains straddling the Italian/French border must increase the pulse of anyone keen on adventure cycling.
Festka's collabs with artists go as far back as the very beginnings of the company. From the word go, the idea to work with graphic designers and painters was one of the foundations the brand was to be built on. Today we are very excited about our latest project of this kind – a collaboration with the artistic duo Ondrash&Kasparek.
The now-legendary Prague – Carlsbad – Prague bicycle race was run for the first time on August 21, 1921. The oldest and longest one-day classic held in our country had survived a world war and several changes of regime to be finally discontinued in 2010 due to a loss of elite categorization and a lack of funding and cooperation from the local authorities along its 260 kilometer route.
Having been with Festka since 2016, Josef "Pepa" Kabeš knows a thing or two about carbon. And he is not shy of experimenting. The bike he rides is probably the lightest Festka ever made thanks to the integrated stem and handlebars as well as the saddle and seatpost he designed and made himself...
Vojtěch 'Vojta' Hačecký is a former pro cyclist. A European champion and runner-up at the World Championships on track, Vojta quit cycling two years ago and started a new career at Dr. Jiří Dostál's renowned sports lab in Prague.