- It’s been a long time coming�"but it’s finally here. This project wasoriginally supposed to be a limited edition letterpress print set�"butthere ended up being some unforeseen issues that put the kabash on thatplan. Since I had already prepared all of the illustrations I decidedthat I needed to do something with them. The final product is a colorzine, featuring all 12 of Major Taylor’s good habits for clean living illustrated by yours truly. My good friend Clarence wrote an intro for the book as well!
Marshall Major Taylor(a velodrome world champion from Worcester, MA), renowned as TheFastest Bicycle Rider In The World in the early 1900’s, accredits hissuccess as a world champion to the value of good habits and cleanliving.I love his list of rules:
Don’t try to “gyp.”
Don’t be a pie biter.
Don’t keep late hours.
Don’t use intoxicants.
Don’t be a big bluffer.
Don’t eat cheap candies.
Don’t get a swelled head.
Don’t use tobacco in any form.
Don’t fail to live a clean life.
Don’t forget to play the game fair.
Don’t take in unfair advantage of an opponent.
Don’t forget the practice of good sportsmanship.