Freshness Interviews Mark Smith on Lance Armstrong Iconography

I've been searching around the Internet for articles containing illustrations of the icons that were placed on Lance Armstrong's bikes during the Tour de France. I think that the icons are really interesting and I want to understand the inspiration behind the project better. The most informative article I've found in these respects is Mark Smith Q&A on the Lance Icons, an article from Freshness which is a on-line magazine about sneakers, toys, and urban culture.

According to the article, Mark Smith fully developed the icons for the project that were originally designed by a graphic artist who calls himself Futura. (For more information about Futura, see his website

The Freshness article includes a page containing illustrations of all 40 icons that currently make up the series with captions indicating the meaning of most of them.

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