Monday, April 8, 2019

Tandem restoration tidbits: decals for the Peugeot TM 8

With the frame out for powder coating came the time to consider the question of decals. We were admittedly not very fond of the orange 1980s 'record du monde' decals with black checkerboard graphics. And we did not see any good reason to restore our specimen of the Peugeot TM8 to original condition. But we thought it a nice touch, to give some hints to its country of origin, state of residence, owners, and manufacturer.
Decals for the creative restoration of our Peugeot TM 8 Tandem
Decal set for the restoration of our Peugeot TM8. Made in France,
restored in SH. The northermost german state and 'la grande nation'
fly the same colours in their flags. Cut-lines in pink, grey for trans-
parent areas.
Free from period and other constraints we went wild and got inspired by graphic elements from a wonderful Ducheron, exploited the coincidence that the country of origin and our state of residence fly the same colours on their flags, borrowed traits from a famous signature, and finally chose lettering the manufacturer used about 30 years prior.

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