John’s version of the light bike blew our minds. It brought us a vision of a biker gang coming to the world of Tron, with tuned cycles and cruises around a digital landscape. The vehicle’s proportion is excellent, with the driver sitting behind the engine, gripping the handlebars like a cowboy holding the mane of a powerful stallion. I can almost hear the electric rumble of the engine now. The sketch was done in an artful style that really showcases John’s work. It’s not over-rendered, relying on the contrast of light as it glowed against the surely titanium body of the techno beast. This sketch is worthy of being printed on a canvas and hung on a wall in our offices.
Chris put together a re-imagining of the original light bike, this time in a striking Corvette Red. The sweeping feature line coming from the front fender up into the side and over the rear “tire” is an elegant and attractive addition to the design.
“Aaaaaaaaaaaah!!!” That’s probably the sound you’d hear louder than the engine of this light bike design from Raphael Laurent. The rider is holding onto a rocketship for dear life, with all the thrust and power of a nuclear missile under him. The sketch is loose, focusing on the contrast of the green glow on a black form. It’s a rather traditional proportion, but the fact that at any moment the rider can be thrown off into oblivion makes this concept both exciting to see and terrifying to ride.
Paulo’s concept was very interesting. It focused on a minimalistic bike concept, with thin forms overlapping the rider. Another concept where the rider is more upright, the cruise-like nature of the design fits well with the tag line included in the image, “Take a Journey into the Grid”. Yes, Paolo, we definitely want to!
International Honorable Mention Huynh Ngoc Lan of Vietnam
Lan’s image is very unique, in that it takes a completely different approach to what a light cycle could be. One big wheel, made to run along a track with precision. We received a few single-wheel concepts, but Lan’s had a terrific scene to capture the vehicle in motion.