Cars boats bikes and planes, in Art

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Nuno Granja
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mattiej

good work!

 

 

Last year I create the poster for the meeting "5º Classicos do Sol" an event organised by my friend Marco Pestana from Madeira Island.

"Classicos do Sol" (Classicos from the Sun) is growing anual event at the Ponta do So, l a small village in that Island.

In this event they celebrate the 75 years of Jaguar and the 50 years of Type E and my work is sponsored by the local Jaguar Dealer.

The decision to do that job was taken in the last minute and I have 24hours to create the poster, so I had only time to elaborate one proposal....

The organisation send me some fotos from the previous events and i chose this one to work...

Here in the first version of the Poster  to show to the sponsors...

 

A the final one with the sponsors logos...

 

 

nuno granja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mattiej
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Evenin' chaps,

Thanks for the kind comments :)

I really like that sketch, its a shame that our on-screen images are so small! ..and as for direction, .. nah, not there yet! Although what direction that is, I'm not sure! I like the fact that there's some personal history to your image mate - all my stuff is out of thin air, so doesnt really have any weight behind it.

Nuno, thanks for the email ;)

All done in 24 hours? top work my son, it normally takes me that long just to think about what I was going to do - great decision to vector grade the windows, can't have balloons bouncing around in the background. Did you (do you?) use Kuler for the tone matching? If not, or you havent heard of it, its effing brilliant. http://kuler.adobe.com/ I use this ALL the time with webpages and general poster graphics.

Either way, a nice looking piece of artwork mate (is what I'm basically trying to say)

post-script, actually its probably a good thing there is a size restriction on screen, I just realised that last bunch I put up are 1920x1080 @ 1016 dpi! 

 

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OK Mj all the best thats it I'm off this site, all my kind regards GAVin

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Sorry to hear that Gav, especially as you are the only one that ever responds! - and occasionally Nuno of course.

Well, I wish you all the best with everything and take care - 

Matt.

 

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mattiej,

Thanks for the comments.

Now the cover of my Running Report from March 2012 at the portuguese classic car forum.

 

This month the theme for the cover is "rolling" and as usual the text says; "

RUNNING REPORT 2012 03

Daily driving in  Audi Coupe Gt and 2 Mk2 VW Scirocco GTi

Trips, maintenance, repairs, carspotting and

other vanities in witch only petrol heads have  interest*...

*with a litle help from my wife's Golf4"

 

The back cover...

As usual the text says: "To be continued, next month we will have more"

 

 

nuno granja

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I think the best auto art can be found on the streets of London, and it has been there a hundred years.

Yes, I am talking about the tiled murals that decorate the Michelin building in South Kensington. Painted by Montaut and depicting various racing scenes from the first decade of the twentieth century.

These were later reproduced by the folks at the Katchadurian Gallery in London, but even those limited repro sets were very expensive.

Here are just four of them.

Chris M.

 

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Some Ferrari digital paints - in FOC mag next month!

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The cover of my Running Report from April 2012 at the portuguese classic car forum. Staring my Audi Coupé Gt

 

This month the theme for the cover is "point of the situation / x-ray" about owning my 3 youngtimers " and as usual the text says;

"RUNNING REPORT 2012 04

Daily driving in  Audi Coupe Gt and 2 Mk2 VW Scirocco GTi

Trips, maintenance, repairs, carspotting and

other vanities in witch only petrol heads have  interest*...

*with a litle help from my wife's Golf4"

 

The back cover...

 

As usual the text says:

"To be continued, next month we will have more"

 

 

nuno granja

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Well if we mean ART in car design, one of the lesser celebrated American designers was Richard Arbib. He did some designs for Packard in the early fifties;

and Ford;

and then much later, in the seventies, came up with a small city car that fell in between the fifties vogue for 'Bubble Cars' and the late nineties Smart by a long way; the Cub;

I came to Arbib's designs by the back door as it were, as I was already a collector of Hamilton's space age electric watches from the fifties and sixties, (which could be another thread entirely if there are watch collectors on here) but even better than that he was linked with (or possibly even married to, according to which source you believe) the wonderful Betty Page.

Now that IS worth a Google !!!

Chris M.

 

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Then of course there is artist as designer. Without dragging up the usual suspects here are a few lesser known examples, Saoutchik did this Delahaye;

or some of my personal favourites were the Ford Thunderbirds, here are some design ideas from '58 to '73;

Chris M.