Cyclist uses Strava to recreate Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover

An Aussie cyclist recreated Nirvana’s iconic Nevermind album cover on the streets of Adelaide using Strava.

To mark Nevermind’s 30th anniversary, Pete Stokes rode around 150km on a single-speed bicycle to sketch the outlines of the famous naked baby image.

His efforts, tracked by GPS site Strava, show the baby’s face above the CBD and the banknote above the eastern suburbs of Burnside and Kensington.

Nirvana also plans to re-release the album to celebrate the anniversary.

The official website shows that they still use the image of the naked baby, even though Spencer Elden, who was four months old at the time of filming in 1991, is suing Nirvana for sexual exploitation. (He recreated the 25th anniversary swimming scene himself, while fully clothed.)

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Mr Stokes, a national parks project manager, imposes images on mapping software. The baby took about eight hours, with bakery stops to boot.

“That’s all that popped into my head at the time. Nirvana belongs in my record collection,” he said. Guardian Australia.

“When this album came out, I was in high school – I was about 14, and that’s when you form your love of music.”

The 45-year-old cyclist also sketched Beethoven on the composer’s 250th birthday, as well as dinosaurs, dragons, foxes and a selfie.


Besides the homages, animals and intricate designs, every once in a while even serious artists like Mr. Stokes decide to have a little fun.

‘Everyone has to do a dick and balls,’ Mr Stokes said.

“I did that one…but I kept it brainy. I did it around the Hugh Johnson reservation.

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