As part of the 30th anniversary of the launch of the iconic Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album, a fan paid tribute to the American band recreating the album cover using the streets of the Australian city of Adelaide as a canvas and, as a brush, the GPS tracker of an application for cyclists.
According counted Peter Stokes for Australian media, the idea came to him earlier this year while reviewing his record collection, realizing that September 24 would mark three decades since the release of one of Nirvana’s most representative records. and most influential of the ‘grunge’ movement of the 1990s.
Pete Stokes cycled 150km throughout Adelaide to sketch the outline of Nirvana’s famous ‘Nevermind’ cover. His efforts, tracked by GPS-based site Strava, show the baby’s (slightly angry) face over the CBD and the banknote over the leafy eastern suburbs of Burnside and Kensington. pic.twitter.com/nKZ4fhT0yJ
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After months of planning, Stokes finally got out on his bike to pedal a few 150 kilometers by about eight hours to complete the figure of the baby with open arms that approximates a dollar bill. “It was definitely something that I had thought a lot about and I really wanted to do to pay tribute to what, I think, is a really great album,” said the cyclist, who claimed to have listened to the album over and over again until the conclusion the work.
According to the fan, he started between three and four in the morning to avoid the traffic flow, and then he followed the route he had previously planned, making some stops for coffee or a bread. “We have so many green areas and so many parks that, from my point of view, to do this [diseños usando el rastreador GPS] they are great because you can cut paths and take shortcuts […] The face was really tough, but it’s pretty good, “he said.
This is not the first work done in this format by the 45-year-old cyclist, who last year drew Beethoven’s face on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the German composer’s birth, and has also ‘drawn’ dinosaurs, dragons and foxes, among other figures.
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