With vibrant and creative eye-catching prints and high-quality performance fabric for optimal moisture wicking-comfort, Retro Two Image Apparel (Retro Two) offers a wide range of novelty cycling jersey available for both men and women.
Retro Two offers unique and original cycling jerseys with amazing graphic illustrations that embody iconic pop culture, historic eras, and social/cultural movements. Below we features five novelty cycling jerseys from Retro Two and the history and stories behind each jersey’s inspiration.
Gumby Cycling Jersey
The creator of Gumby, the popular cartoon/claymation show, is Art Clokey. He made the claymation series in 1950 after the completion of his schooling at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Prior to that, he was motivated by movie producer Sam Engel to add more values to his work. As a result, Clokey got an offer by NBC executive Sarn Thomas to design TV pilots.
The TV Pilots made by Clokey became a major hit on Howdy Doody’s show earning him his own show on NBC in 1957. Gumby basically is a green clay character with a slant head. Clokey got the inspiration of Gumby by his wife. Gumby’s hairstyle was inspired by Clokey’s father hairstyle in a photograph.
NASA Cycling Jersey
The NASA cycling jersey comes in both a long and short sleeve cycling jersey which is designed for both women and men. The design of the jersey is inspired of the official sign of NASA which is clearly printed on the front of this classic cycling top. The basic design was made by James Modarelli and the “WORM” logo in the center and the Blackburn on the sides of the jersey by Danne.
Rosie the Riveret Cycling Jersey
Rosie the Riveret was designed by J. Howard Miller. The jersey has Rosie the Riveret emblem printed on it. Her name is Geraldine Doyle. When she posed for the original design of Rosie the Riveret, she was only 17 at that time. Since then, the cycling jersey is just one of thousands of designs with her image on it. The jersey symbolizes female power and pride, which makes for on of the best cycling jerseys for women.
Lucky Labrador Cycling Jersey
The design and prints made on the jersey is inspired by Lucky Lab Pub which was founded by Gary Geist and Alex Stiles in 1994. Both of them got inspired to make their own pub after they went to Europe on their backpacking trip after college.
The couple was very inspired by their experiences and decided to make their own pub. As inspired to be pet-friendly place, the pub was named the Lucky Labrador. As inspired by a pet friendly venue, the print symbolizes love for dogs as well as passion for cycling too.
Paris Roubaix Cycling Jersey
The Paris Roubaix cycling jersey is inspired a former French professional cycling team, which performed from 1906 to 1955. The team was directed by an auto and French bicycle manufacturer, Alycon. The team won several times in Tour De France. The print on the jersey symbolizes the spirit and love for cycling.
If you want to to shop creative cycling jerseys, there are hundreds of destinations in the market. But if you are one of those riders who doesn’t compromise on quality, you will find awesome cycling jerseys made with premium quality material and stunning graphics at Retro Two Image Apparel.