This all got me thinking. There is a wealth of great stuff that I reckon would look great as a cycling jersey design. Watching a program about Court Sheriffs collecting money owed to the Button Moon creator on the same day made me realise how iconic a lot of kids telly was back in the 1970s and 1980s.
Button Moon in my opinion would look great. Many of the characters are still recognisable and loved by those now grown up. It represents the wonder of travel - specifically space but many of those who watched now enjoying the wonder of cycling.
How about the iconic "DM" and red belt on a white jersey ala Danger Mouse? How cool would that be?
Thinking further of the classic rock albums I listen to: Black Sabbath had a number of logos that would have looked great across a cycling top. Many of us already walk around wearing Metallica, Sabbath or Maiden t-shirts, so why not for cycling? A natural progression.
The crunch of autumnal leaves under your tyres as you whizz about could be a parallel to the crunch of a fine rock riff. Both fill you with adrenaline, get your heart pumping. Album cover design shares some similarities in cycle jersey design. Both have to be eye catching and memorable with both being remembered fondly down the ages...
Classic TV shows could translate well. IMDB lists a hell of a lot of classic 80s TV from my childhood, some of it forgotten for good reason it has to be said, but imagine a Knight Rider top, or riding around with Fraggles on your back! Alf flew into our world in a UFO, he could adorn your chest as you sweat it up that hill.
I'm not so sure Murder She Wrote or Perfect Strangers would translate though. Anyone remember Voltron? That could work.
A work colleague once said that "cyclists think they're superheroes wearing all that lycra!" I was amused to see that some companies have actually run with this. Superman t-shirts have been around for a long time, so it was no surprise to see this in cycling specific clothing. (Note I don't know this company, buy at your own risk) Batman and co are obviously copyrighted by DC and co, so reading this should explain why this hasn't been done so far.
Lastly even some old, long gone companies have been loved enough to be candidates for the chest of the average MAMIL or MALIL (see what I did there) DeLorean, the RCA dog. Wimpy may not be gone but it would be ironic to see them on a sporty top I have to admit.
What I feel like I need now is a cycle jersey generator or template so I can play around in CorelDraw with it all.