Yorkshire in Yellow
As Yorkshire counts down to the Grand Départ of the Tour de France this summer, the Millennium Gallery is set to debut a major new display inspired by the Tour’s most iconic symbol. Part of the official Yorkshire Festival 2014, Yorkshire in Yellow will see some of the region’s top creative talent join a host of internationally-renowned designers to celebrate the ‘Maillot Jaune’, the Tour’s yellow jersey.
There are few cycling accolades as prized and revered as the ‘Maillot Jaune’. Worn by the leader of the Tour de France since 1919, the jersey has become synonymous with the talent, hard work and dedication needed to lead the Peloton, which constantly snaps at the heels of the wearer.
To celebrate this distinctive feature of the Tour’s heritage, contemporary artists, designers and creatives from across the region and around the globe were invited to design their own tribute to the ‘Maillot Jaune’ in the form of a yellow T shirt.
Yorkshire in Yellow will see over 60 t-shirt designs, which range from simple drawings to complex illustrations, suspended from the ceiling of the Millennium Gallery’s main thoroughfare. The display will feature designs from a diverse range of local artists and designers, including Pete McKee, The Designers Republic, Faunagraphic, Studio Binky, Justin Jones, TADO and many more Yorkshire in Yellow will also include contributions from a number of acclaimed national and international designers, including co-creator of the UK’s iconic motorway signage Margaret Calvert, Dutch design great Wim Crouwel, France’s M/M Paris and Barcelona’s Hey Studio.
Buy tees online – coming soon!
We will shortly launch a new online store where all of the Yorkshire in Yellow tees will be available to order priced at £25. Keep an eye out for details.
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