Cyclist uses GPS to recreate Nirvana cover in Adelaide
Pete Stokes rode just over 150km to outline the famous Nevermind cover.
An enthusiastic cyclist has drawn the iconic Nirvana baby album cover using GPS, to mark the band's 30th anniversary.
Taking to the streets of Adelaide using the Strava cycling app, Pete Stokes rode just over 150km to outline the famous Nevermind cover.
He drew the baby's face over the CBD and the banknote over the leafy eastern suburbs of Burnside. He even rode all of the way to Campbelltown to create the string holding the floating cash.
Mr Stokes rode for more than eight hours to to complete the drawing.
He said he the album was released while he was in high school and he began enjoying the grunge music scene with his friends.
"When it came out it was such a cracker of an album and it still is to this day. I was listening to it on the ride, every track brought back so many great memories."
Mr Stokes lives in the Adelaide hills and rides to work most days.
"Every now and again I will bang out a few designs, smaller ones are 30 to 40 kilometres long, I haven't got over 200 kilometres yet," he told 9News.com.au.
He said his favourite one so far was his drawing of Beethoven, which he did to mark the 205th anniversary of the great composer's birthday.
Mr Stokes also enjoys drawing animals, dinosaurs and dragons. He plans to do more portraits in the future.
As for the his technique, he says it's "pretty straight forward".
"I get the images, drop it on a map and trace over it. I try and make it fit roads as best I can and then I go and ride it," he said.