Design, art direction, map illustration

Compiled, written and edited by mountain bike enthusiast Richie O’Brien, this is Ireland’s first ever comprehensive guide to biking around our beautiful country. It contains every official trail from North to South, East to West, including in depth descriptions of each route, and hand drawn maps of the areas.

The ask was to create something that struck a balance between the epic landscapes and extreme side of the sport, and the more fun, playful aspects of mountain biking, making it a resource to encourage first timers to get up on the bike and give it a go. I drew on the rough, muddy textures of Ireland’s nature, and complemented it with a bright, lively colour colour palette, and loose secondary font.