Out of respect for the artist, who removed this information from his own website and asked that I do the same, this post has been deleted so as to let the process of Ichwan Noor’s artwork remain a mystery. –editor
The OAK Racing Official Art Car for the 90th anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours has been unveiled. The colorful and radical design was created by French artist and sculptor Fernando Costa (aka COSTA) who created the car much like most of his own sculptural artwork. He soldered pieces of metal road and street signs atop the body of the Morgan-Nissan race car. Read more
Marc Cameron and photographer Mark Brown teamed up to create a series of “Light Painted” sports cars shot at well known locales in London. The Light Graffiti Supercars by Marc Cameron and Mark Brown initially launched in November 2009, the ongoing project continues as they add more and newer cars to their series, including a series of F1 (Formula One) race cars. Read more
Today’s NY Times featured an article about the automotive art by Swedish writer and artist Bo Lundvang which prompted me to look further into his artwork.
The “rustings” as he calls them begin with a rendering of the desired image in a computer program. The finished image is sent to a vinyl cutter that produces a stencil from a large piece of adhesive vinyl, which Mr. Lundvang then affixes to a piece of bare steel measuring roughly three feet long and 1½ feet tall. With the stencil in place, the artist applies a process — “my own little secret,” he said, refusing to say more — that speeds the oxidization and regulates the formation of rust. When the stencil is removed, the image stands in smooth, gray steel against a background of deeply textured rust. Lastly, the entire work is covered in a sealing agent to protect against further oxidization.
The works, of which he creates no more than two each month, are for sale on his web site, with prices for predesigned work starting at $1,500, and special commissions costing more.
The MINI Thailand Design Celebration commemorated half a century of the iconic MINI design tradition by commissioning leading Thai artists, designers and brands to interpret the classic car, all in the form of a 1:3 scale fiberglass model. Read more
I know it’s been making the rounds on the design blogs, but only part of this interesting story is getting much press- and almost 8 years after the fact. This unusual homage to the VW Beetle, not only exists as a personal residence built in 2003, but inspired a larger version four years later that is now a restaurant and bar by the same builder, The Car Das Auto. Read more