some sexy cycling gals got together to make a 2009 Pin-Up Calendar, and it's not long until the scheduled release at the BikeWinter Art Show opening party
on February 13. if you have no idea what i'm talking about, check out our press release below!
we're working on a website, though it's unclear if online sales will happen—so get yourself to the Art Show if you want a copy!! the website does offer e-mail updates; sign up on thoughtyouknew.us
to stay in the loop. see you at the art show!
(aka Miss February... perhaps you noticed the teaser thumbnail in my profile?)
TyK: Thought you Knew! PinUp Calendar to Release Valentines 2009
Proceeds to benefit Chicago Women's Health Center
If you thought you knew the women who zip past you on bikes during your daily commute, or perhaps made some assumptions about that lady locking up her bike to go grocery shopping, this year's TyK [Thought you Knew] Pinup Calendar may rattle you a bit.
Scheduled for release in time for Valentines day, with a limited print run to be sold at the 2009 Bike Winter Art Show, the TyK calendar will show you the ladies of the bicycle in ways you've never dreamed.
The idea for the Pinup Calendar first cropped up nearly two years ago. As a few friends enjoyed a warm Chicago fall night on their back porch they joked about guys' perceptions of girls on bikes. If a girl was on a bike she was either cute or just one of the guys. But she couldn't be both. Or could she?
That night the cute debate became a running joke. But as the months wore on the topic kept returning. What are these hard core bike chicks really like? What do the female bike riders of this city look like when they finally slow down and get off their bike? Those in the bike community might know the answer, but what to be done about the rest of the world?
The answer spans the twelve months of 2009 with ladies stepping off their bikes and into the photo studio. The TyK Pinup Calendar reveals and revels in the multiple identities every woman can embody.
In classic 1950s pinup style, emphasizing the art of the tease and the allure of suggestion, each month features one lady with her bike, rendered into a world of Technicolor fantasy. Accompanying each pinup image are a series of black and white photos of that same woman as the world sees her every day. Would you recognize them if you were walking down the street when they peddled past? We doubt it. But the challenge is yours to take.
Proceeds for all sales of the TyK Pinup Calendars go to The Chicago Women's Health Center. Calendars will be available for sale at the Chicago Bike Winter Art Show. Single prints of each month will be available, signed, at the show, paired with a black and white 'reality' photo. Online sales are pending.
Currently, to cover the costs of printing, TyK is offering full color logo space for each month of the calendar. All sponsors will also be represented on an opening "Thanks" page of the calendar. Please contact Alexis Finch (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information on sponsorship.
TyK Works to raise women's awareness of their strength and femininity while providing a supportive and informative community.
Our very own Miss July! (photo by Michelle Nolan)