Sombrio Announces the Artist Series in Conjunction with Squamish Local Tom Bunney

Nov 24, 2021 at 10:16
by Sombrio Cartel  



PRESS RELEASE: Sombrio Cartel


Sombrio is proud to launch the Artist Series in conjunction with Squamish local, Tom Bunney.

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
Little home tucked in the Eagle capital of The World.

The driving force behind the collection is to embody Tom, MTB culture and the West Coast environment. Representing all of these elements in Tom's design on the jersey in a classic 'nature versus nurture' scenario. Would the designs be the same if designed in Saskatchewan for instance? The starting point for the collection is a long sleeve as the transition into colder weather approaches.

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo

Drawing inspiration form Central American mythology, metal music, local flora and fauna and mountain biking - each element of the jersey speaks to a portion Tom's personality and creativity.

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
In the zone.

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
Music, mythology and traditional story telling, Ingredients for a great tale.

Being a mtb rider, Tom finds himself immersed in the heart of current trends. With the Whistler bike park 45 minutes north, Vancouver's North Shore only 40 minutes south and of course, all the riding to be had right out the front door, countless styles of riders, trails and features create the ultimate and unquestionably unique playground. Coupling that with influence from old-skool BMX in the 80's & 90's, metal music and local mythology - Tom has a distinct flair that complements his interests.

bigquotesI stumbled upon the old skull BMX race jerseys (GT, S&M etc) from the 80’s. This got me super excited, they are so bold and just simply look rad!Tom Bunny

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo

From start to finish most of Tom's designs start their life as a sketch. Good ol' fashioned pen and paper. Living in this book they evolve, become their own being, develop character, meaning and purpose. Once honed they transition to the digital world in order to be solidified.

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
Taking breaks Tom sometimes finds himself playing some of his favourite tunes.

For the non-metal fans out there, Metallica have an album titled 'Ride The Lightning' released in 1984. Personal favourite of Tom, he finds himself listening to Metallica among many other bands of similar vintage; Judas Priest, Pantera and Hornet's Nest to name a few. If you're ever curious what goes through the mind of a creative and how their process flows, Tom has compiled a handful of his favourite songs to get a snapshot of his workflow.

Playlist available via Spotify.

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo
Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo

Artist Series 2021 - Liam Wallace Photo

Artist Series 2021
Artist Series 2021

The Artist Series jersey is based on the Chaos long sleeve built with Cool Wik. Silky to the touch & breathable in the heat, Cool Wik draws moisture away from the body so you can keep going & stay comfortable all day long.
Standard Fit
Long sleeve raglan design
Moisture wicking finish
Drop back hem
Cool Wik

Check out Tom's Instagram to follow along with his design work, mtb rides and West Coast lifestyle. Have a listen to the playlist as well.

The Artist Series Jerseys will be available through a small number of select North American dealers in addition to web sales. Both men's and women's fits are available.

Use our dealer locator to find your closest local shop where Sombrio goods are sold.




#SombrioCartel #SombrioArtistSeries


Instagram: Tom Bunny
Photography: Liam Wallace


37 Comments

  • 18 1
 Hacky Sacker Series
  • 9 2
 I heard this guy likes a good pocket carrot... It's like and Enduro banana but cooler...
  • 3 1
 Where does he stash this enduro specific carrot?
  • 2 2
 @liamrswallace: ohhh wouldn't you like to know Wink
  • 6 2
 Awesome! Look forward to see how the serpent/eagle design your working on turns out!! I prefer to the keyboard to the left and wacom on an arm so I can still reach my mouse beneath! Smile
  • 5 0
 Don't take school and stay on drugs people.
  • 4 1
 If you have never experienced a bald eagle in the wild then you are missing a amazing animal
  • 3 0
 Love Sombrio, fit is great for me. Shame I'm living off of the odds and sods I can pick up in the UK.
  • 4 1
 Dat Bunny look like a Jackalope!
  • 8 4
 Canadian Ed Hardy
  • 3 1
 Dont insult the guy, come on!!
  • 3 0
 I recently went to Sombrio beach. It was really nice
  • 3 1
 Art = subjective
You like it, but / support him and Sombrio
You don’t like it / that’s cool, too
  • 2 0
 This is actually pretty rad, but white MTB clothing is traditionally a very tough sell.
  • 5 0
 Keep your eyes peeled in the future, Tom always has something special in the works Wink
  • 1 0
 @SombrioCartel: I will! I've got a sombrio Jersey and shorts that fit me great!
  • 2 0
 His last name has been misspelled multiple times in this story…It’s Tom Bunney
  • 5 3
 oh noooo update tom's last name haha
  • 3 0
 Nice
  • 3 0
 Yes tom
  • 3 0
 Yes Tom! Love your work!
  • 8 7
 Sombrio's jerseys are as breathable as trash bags, no thanks.
  • 2 2
 Here here
  • 6 0
 Actually breathe extremely well for me. I like their stuff a lot and wish them the best.
  • 2 1
 Trash bags everywhere are offended
  • 2 0
 Nice roome dude
  • 2 0
 Bunney*
  • 2 1
 Noted, will rectify.
  • 2 0
 Still no Uk importer
  • 8 7
 Fresh out of 2003
  • 3 3
 Yeah that’s really quite bad. And the kind of moto wannabe design that Sombrio originally replaced. But maybe that’s now good?
  • 3 0
 @wa90: yeah hard to say what's good anymore. This feels more like a marketing experiment. Sombrio has been tanking for a while
  • 1 0
 @wa90: blimey there's a name I've not seen in a long long time. You'll be restarting CF next Wink
  • 1 0
 @wallheater: one step at a time. I need to ride my bike a bit first.
  • 3 4
 I get a new white jersey after every ride!
  • 1 2
 hahahahahah
  • 1 3
 Meh





You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2023. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.022487
Mobile Version of Website