Russian Hang Gliding

I was recently commissioned to create a new T-shirt design for our pilot friends in Russia. Here is a quote from the email…

My name is Nikolay Malkov and I help in organizing of hang gliding Russian Open this year. The competition will be held in famous russian flying site “Kurai”  from 6 to 28 of July, chief- Alexandr Volostnov. The place is really interesting and for russian pilots it is legendary. More about Kurai you can read in english here http://www.leagull.com/search/label/Kurai

…describing geografical names and features of the place: “Kurai’s pan” where the weather is cooking, “neck of the bootle” (very narrow gorge- the only way to the “Chuia flatland”, it’s almoust Mongolian steppe!). Giant cummulonimbus and high-quality brandy are features of Kurai too

If you go to the link, there are some amazing photographs of where these guys get to fly. Just beautiful. Anyway, here’s the t-shirt design I just completed.

Hang Glidimh cartoon by Harry Martin