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Automotive Artist Feature

Technical Details Blend Seamlessly With Art

Technical Details Blend Seamlessly With Art

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Jul 2014
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Based out of Laval d'Aix, France, Mr. Emmanuel Mergault's watercolors and acrylics blend seamlessly with tight engineering-inspired touches creating art that is da Vinci-esque. Additionally, his work covers some of the most interesting cars ever built and spans decades, beginning in the 1930s up through the last decade.

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Motorcycles and Art Collide

Motorcycles and Art Collide

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Jun 2014
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Mr. Gianmarco Magnani's automotive and vehicular art shows incredible intricacy that is balanced by a deceptively simple-looking technique. Colors are typically sparse, being used only where M seeks to draw your attention or act as a contrast. His training as a graphic designer shines through though, as M is meticulous about finding and modifying the right typefaces for each composition.

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These Graphics Are Fantastique in Any Language

These Graphics Are Fantastique in Any Language

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Jun 2014
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Nowadays, it's tough to find visual art created by hand. Computers and software are tools just like paper and pencil but their versatility streamlines the process. And yet Mr. Bruno Michaud seems to prefer developing his lettering by hand. But he is no purist. While as a student, he learned to create typographies by hand, but later upon joining an agency he had to work digitally.

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Legendary Designer Fornasetti's Legacy Perpetuated by His Son

Legendary Designer Fornasetti's Legacy Perpetuated by His Son

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Jun 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

I have an unusual love-hate relationship with automobiles. As a resident of Milan, a city that has fallen victim to excess traffic and pollution, I ended up hating them. It has become a status symbol that has had a negative influence on society. On the other hand, I maintain my love for the automobile and the fact that it represents my ability to travel and discover.

Cars and People Share Spotlight in Photos to Describe Each Other

Cars and People Share Spotlight in Photos to Describe Each Other

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Jun 2014
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In his "Them and Theirs" series, Mr. Ryan Schude uses much of the elaborate staging used in his portraits and treats vehicles as props to describe their owners. But due to their prominence, the cars usually acquire a personality of their own and in some way, the owners begin to describe the cars. There is a very cool, eerie relationship between his subjects and the props he uses to tell a story.

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These Motorcycle Pics, Err, Paintings are Incredible

These Motorcycle Pics, Err, Paintings are Incredible

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 May 2014
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Have a good long look at these photos. Oh, sorry! Did we say photos? They're actually paintings, but you can probably understand the mistake. These millimeter-perfect illustrations are the work of Mr. Kenji Shibata. He describes his creations as "unsurpassed depictions that faithfully capture the heart of Japanese motorcycle history."

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An Interview with Ford GT Designer Camilo Pardo

An Interview with Ford GT Designer Camilo Pardo

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 May 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Allow us to introduce you to Mr. Camilo Pardo and his work. Camilo is best known as the primary designer of the mid-2000s Ford GT. Like many other designers, his interests are varied and he is constantly working on a variety of projects that span a wide range of disciplines. Unlike many other designers though, he has enjoyed success in the vast majority.

Motion and Mood Highlight This Designer's Work

Motion and Mood Highlight This Designer's Work

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Apr 2014
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Radu Muntean graduated from Art Center College of Design and has since worked for Ford, General Motors and is currently working for Tesla. His style is quick but precise, as befits a working, professional designer, with an emphasis on motion and mood. But in addtion to design and art, Radu has continued racing as well, and is an active Porsche Club of America racer.

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Czech Out the Most Interesting Man in the World

Czech Out the Most Interesting Man in the World

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Apr 2014
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Mr. Theodor Pištěk raced cars, representing Czechoslovakia internationally and has been working as an artist since the '60s. In addition, he has received critical acclaim for his costume design and is responsible for designing the Prague Castle Guard's uniforms at the request of his friend, His Excellency Václav Havel, then the first democratically elected leader in over forty years.

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Classic Cars Transposed Into Scenes Create Evocative Narratives

Classic Cars Transposed Into Scenes Create Evocative Narratives

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Apr 2014
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French photographer Mr. Nicolas Dhervillers is best known for transposing people into dimly lit landscapes creating a juxtaposition of environment and purpose. Frequently, it leads to images that have a haunting, isolated quality. But more recently, he exhibited a series transposing classic cars into scenes inspired by movies and intended to have a cinematic quality. 

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