Talisman Bike Gear (Concept)

Derrick Lin


Designed by Jesse Lindhorst, United States.

Talisman bike gear is made for the passionate cyclist looking for precision and clean, minimal style. When diving into the initial branding concepts I knew I wanted to reflect the idea of precision in the logo and through the overall graphics on the packaging. I really wanted to push away from the overly busy graphical styles of other professional bike gear brands so I developed an identity that would revolve completely around the build of simple shapes and one color printing.

The fluid movement of the arrow wrapping around the classic diamond structure of the logo brings in a variety of elements of every bike: the classic diamond frame, the spokes of the wheels, the fluidity of the arrow compared to the gliding movement of the bike itself.

I then wanted to develop a way to expand the brand so that users could represent their new gear with pride. This brought on the concept of badges or talisman, reflecting the meaning of the brand name. These badges would be collectables within the packages of Talisman gear, each with a different power element on it, from the “Passion” the user has for cycling to the “Precision” needed to ride through heavy traffic. Talisman portrays the power and stability that the hardcore cyclist hunts for.