The city may be a jungle, but we are the Kings.
Because we move as fast as panthers and as swift as jaguars, as we elegantly run past those slow elephants
that the locals call “cars”.
Because there is in all cyclists a wild soul – which doesn’t mean savage, but free.
Just like two wheels spinning freely without friction, and like the patterns in the second limited edition of
TA+TOO interchangeable saddles.
You already met TA+TOO. It is a saddle with customisable top, base and handle. After the Travel collection,
it has now been expanded with three new top designs,
coming in a limited edition of only 100 pieces per style. Once again, Selle Royal gave carte blanche to 3 designers,
asking them to create their own take on the Wild soul in each cyclist.
Their names are Joe Ledbetter (aka J Led), Philip Jordan and Francesca Sanna. Enjoy the result.
Joe Ledbetter (aka: J Led)
About Joe He is an artist, illustrator and toy designer from Los Angeles. His style is deeply influenced
by classic animation, underground comics, skateboarding and 1980′s video games.
Over the years, J Led has inventively created an incredible cast of creatures that he uses to express irony and social criticism.
“Using my bunny character, I’ve created a fictional racing club's logo inspired by a vintage racing look. Hopefully, motivating the rider and intimidating the competition”.
About Philip Philip Giordano is an Italian illustrator born in Liguria of a Philippine mother and a Swiss father.
He trained at the Brera Fine Arts Academy and the European School of Design in Milan, and took a postgraduate
diploma in Animation Techniques in Turin.
He currently lives in Japan and his picture books have been translated into many languages and sold around the world.
He works with magazines, museums, foundations and publishing houses of international renown.
“A trip into the wild made by mysterious shapes to let you dream about exotic lands, even if you are riding your bike in town”.
About Francesca Francesca Sanna is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer working in Switzerland.
She studied architecture and graphic design in Italy and later moved to Germany
and then Switzerland, where she undertook the Master of Arts in Design programme in Lucerne, specialising in Illustration.
She has exhibited in New York and she loves cats, Ted talks and the sea. She’s not a big fan of winter, fish and mosquitoes.
“I think that there is a love for wildness in everybody, and when we embrace our wild side we embrace our freedom”.