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About this Poster

I am inspired by the movement of cycling and the form of bicycle. Using the idea of optical illusions, I simplified the bicycle form into an abstract representation and used line, repetition and color to create the illusion of motion.

24.0″ x 18.0
French Paper, Pop-Tone, Sweet Tooth
3-color screen print

Meet Anne Ulku

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

I'm a designer, illustrator and artist living between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. I've been working independently for 10 years creating a variety of work with small businesses, advertising, large brands and the art world. I spend my time working on logos, icons, illustrations and typefaces; making up self-initiated projects and collaborations with other creatives; and updating my dog's blog. 

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Back Story

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Use Your Illusion

I started by creating a few different concepts — quick thumbnail sketches and a bunch of words. My optical illusion concept won because I had no idea how I was going to do it, and that was scary and exciting to me. I studied how optical illusions were created and started to sketch multiple variations, eventually bringing them into the computer. Then, I started to create a foundation grid for the poster, and eventually, the repeating and overlapping lines began to take shape. 

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Bikes Are Freedom

Riding your bike is like creating art, in that you have the freedom to go wherever. 

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Don't Believe Your Eyes

I really enjoy the idea process — starting from nothing, forming an idea and then visually conveying that idea. I love the challenge of creating something you've never done before. The optical illusions were intimidating to me but I am so happy to jump into something and experiment. The coolest thing might be the colors and how they overlap to create the illusion of other colors.