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. His belief that cycling (or any other hobby sport for that matter) should be fun in the first place clearly resonates with his 38K followers. His donut fetish, depicted on a series of jerseys of his own design, has become his tongue-in-cheek trademark in the world of too many calorie obsessives.
Given the fact that a Festka has been Matt’s go to roadbike for a good while, it was only a matter of time until we agreed on a collab. A jersey had been on the cards for a while but when Matt showed interest in getting a gravel bike from us, we suggested to him that he design the scheme for it to be also offered as a limited edition.
Being a prolific artist, he came up with a number of ideas. One of them was a cool pop-art scheme that immediately caught the eye of Tom Hnida, our art director: “I'd been thinking of doing a pop-art bike for a while so when Matt came up with his pop-art scheme my heart fluttered.”
The contrasting blocks of bold colours serve as perfect background for the misalined dotted design so typical in pop-art prints. The nine frames in the limited edition will show variations of this effect making each frame a one-off original. In addition to the dots there is further shading employed in the design that creates a 3D illusion.
Asking Matt about pretty much anything, you will always get a quotable answer. His design scheme for Festka is no exception: "Pop art was about blurring boundaries and being radical for its time. I like to blur the boundaries of cake eating and bikes! Pop art was expressive through parody, this is my parody of cycling! Pop art was also famous for it's recognisable, witty, bright and bold colours! Glorious and Festka have created the ultimate Pop art moving gallery... and donut machine!"
If you like the design scheme and are not in the market for a bike there is a t-shirt available through our e-shop. And if you’re interested in finding out more about Matt you can read an interview with him on our blog.
LIMITED TO NINE FRAMES ONLY
The design is limited to ten frames only: one for Matt and nine for sale. Each frame will be an original due to minor variations in the dotted segments of the design.
HOW TO ORDER
You can buy a frameset or a complete bike. We have a range of standard sizes or you can opt for custom geometry. The choice of components for a complete bike will depend on current availability and delivery leads. You will be able to consult this in detail with our expert.
Festka Scout frame*∙ Columbus fork ∙ CaneCreek headset ∙ seatpost clamp rear derailleur hanger ∙ front&rear thru axles with a removable T25 tool ∙ chain stay protection sticker
Price: 7.790 EUR
The price of a fully built bike will depends on the choice of components. Based on current availability we recommend the following component packages.