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Automotive Artist Feature

This BMW 2002 is a Model of Perfection

This BMW 2002 is a Model of Perfection

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Nov 2014
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João Elias is a 3d modeler and animator who works for a variety of clients, creating architectural and product visualizations. In his spare time he decided to pursue a passion project honoring one of his all-time favorites, the BMW 2002. His production company, briktop, has won multiple awards but what we'd really like to highlight is the BMW 2002 animation, which he executed from start to finish.

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Bringing the Silver Arrows Back to Life

Bringing the Silver Arrows Back to Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Oct 2014
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Combining original photography with advanced 3D graphics they brought the legendary Silver Arrows of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union—along with other famous brands—back to life. The stories related to the drivers and cars, augmented by the crystal clear images truly revive these lost icons.

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Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Sep 2014
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Earlier this month, we featured Mr. Antoine Gaslais's work and received such as great response that we reached out to find out more about this Parisian-based artist and classic car enthusiast. He obviously keeps very busy, but he says that his most important current job is working on his car, "because it is my favorite subject. In particular posters for my club or my travels with my Porsche."

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The Hardest Working Man in the Car Photo Business

The Hardest Working Man in the Car Photo Business

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Sep 2014 / 18 Comments Read More

We've been big fans of Pawel's work for a long time and the video presented the perfect opportunity for us to sit down with him and find out more about him. He began as a photo assistant a while back and since then has shot over two-hundred cars a year (frequently over three hundred) for the last ten years. It's not hyperbole when we say that he has literally shot thousands of cars.

Getting Real With Paint

Getting Real With Paint

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Aug 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Mr. Marcello Petisci paints incredibly realistic, even hyper-realistic, art often with iconographic images of cars that he places in all possible states and situations. Before beginning to paint he examines the variables of the types of objects to be painted and paired with the car, the form of the main subject, and the overall composition of the piece.

Wired for Beauty: Sculptures Capture Car's Essential Lines

Wired for Beauty: Sculptures Capture Car's Essential Lines

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jul 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

London-based Mr. Chris Twitchell is the man behind Wire Car Design, the enterprise that seeks to capture the art behind some iconic car designs, in scale, through the medium of wire. They handcraft beautiful artistic representations of a car’s form in wire that can be displayed in any indoor environment. Chris was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his schedule to give us some insight into his work.

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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