At first glance, you might think that Joel Clark’s artistic style is to use simple broad swaths of color. While that is true, upon closer examination you realize that the broad swaths are solid color vinyl. Yes, the kind used in wrapping cars, amongst other things.
Motorsport art by Last Corner defines attractive and inexpensive motorsport art posters matching iconic race cars and the tracks that made them great.
Artist Yuriy Shevchuk captures the beauty of the cars, the essence of a moment in a great race and the atmosphere of the event surrounding it.
LeMans is a cathedral of motorsport. Spectators feel it from the time they enter the main gate. The impressive pits, the Dunlop bridge, ferris wheel, Rolex clock, massive stands. Spend 24 hours here and visions dance in your head of great races and race cars past.
Vintage gas station clocks have long been desirable for their functional retro art style. You’ll find the originals at auto swap meets., but if you don’t have the time for the hunt, look into reproduction clocks. Most are lit; some have neon lighting. Subject matter includes gas, oil, current and vintage car makers.
Petrol heads have been collecting and displaying vintage gas, oil and car company signs in their garages and offices for years. The truly old, original ones are huge and carry huge price tags too. Throw in hard to find, and for most folks, well….forget it.
I first met the Booths in the late 1980s. Their Car-toons by Booth business was young and already very popular. Racing art was a very niche thing then, yet their whimsical car caricatures were immediate breakout hits.
In one of those great moments of internet discovery, I came across some motorsport art by Miha Klemen, also known as Klem. On a site called Deviant Art, I found an artist skilled in both traditional styles and contemporary art.
Watercolor is not a style usually associated with auto racing. The motorsport art by Nicolas Cancelier shows how well that style fits in.
I can’t enough of cars and car racing. So when I arise in the morn, all sleep-eyed, nothing gets me going faster than a strong cup of java served up in an arty mug decorated with…cars.