Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Go Faster: The Coffee-Table Book Of Racing-Car Art

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Recreation & Sports » Motorsport Group Donate to DU
Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:39 AM
Original message
Go Faster: The Coffee-Table Book Of Racing-Car Art
Go Faster is a book written by a German university professor on the glory of racing-car graphic design. It looks ferociously cool. Gulf Oil livery, spray-painted models, and cool design-geek video below.

Sven Voelker is a professor at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, and he once helmed Suzuki Motor Corporation's corporate redesign. He's also a racing nerd and a car freak. His book takes a thinky, right-brain look at the world of racing livery.

We haven't seen a copy of the book yet, but the art was too cool to not share. The video below shows Voelker in the Porsche museum and takes a look at the book's unique treatment of design. (The models above were painted white in order to illustrate what the book's cars look like without color.)

"In the '70s, they called it war paint... These cars are not well-designed . They're not perfect graphically, and there's no perfect typography. It's anarchy, it's randomness. There are so many mistakes on these cars, but they're just so cool."

Yeah, this guy gets it.
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Recreation & Sports » Motorsport Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC