We have relationships with some pretty cool companies. One of them is Meissenburg Designs in Montana. They produce amazing wood and metal signs, often featuring art they license from us. Recently, they became Harley Davidson’s 88th licensee, charged with producing a series of officially-licensed wall art. Last Fall, our pals from Meissenburg gave us a quick assignment—come up with as many Harley-Davidson designs as possible in just a few weeks. The new art would be turned into cool wall decor products at an upcoming Harley dealership show. We revved up our engines and started creating. Team Meissenburg created several designs using HD logos and brand marks. Inspired by the manta Live Free, Ride Hard , we created another batch of designs with eagles, skulls, fire, and other classic biker icons that represent fierce independence and the all-American spirit of adventure.
Since time was short, we had to find ready-made stock art for the skulls. (We prefer to render everything from scratch, but the clock was ticking!) Once we had assembled a cool assortment of bad-to-the-bone art elements, we hammered out several designs which the Harley folks loved (and quickly approved.) Meissenburg did an awesome job of formatting our designs to fit on round and rectangle wood signs as well as metal box signs.
Check out Meissenburg Design’s site. Everything they create is made in the USA. Lots of their products can be customized to feature your own wording!
After having so much fun working on this project, ADG founder Joel Anderson now applies this Harley motto to all of our design work: Ride Hard or Stay Home. We will be starting on a new batch of designs which should be ready in the summer. Peace out.