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

…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