Two years, 500 portraits and 6000 kilometers later, and the Bicycle Portraits Project has finally reached its completion. Photographers Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler have published their two-year journey in a three-part book – officially launching at this year’s Design Indaba in March. And it’s been worth the wait. The book is a beautiful compilation of the 165 best portraits and stories taken from their cycles across South Africa – a documentation of South Africans and their bicycles.

The books are designed by Gabrielle Guy and features the most beautiful hand-painted Google maps (below) by South African artist Gabrielle Raaff, each providing the exact location of the portraits and cyclists.

Official launch: Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town (2 – 4 March 2012)

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