/ 6 Feb 2015
In spite of all the optimism and burgeoning civil and womens' rights movements, Playboy's popularity was exploding, along with other lad magazines, "how to live like a bachelor" articles were popular, and gender roles were still very much locked. Whatever your thoughts on the era, Shag's art is a bold, playful hat tip to vintage modern.
/ 21 Jan 2015
I draw with charcoal on drawing card or thick paper. For me, this technique is fantastic to give the suggestion of speed and depth. It’s a quick technique, most drawings are done within a few hours, but you can’t erase, undo, or paint on top. So I need to think of all areas that need to stay clear before I do the drawing. One little mistake and the drawing needs to be redone!
/ 7 Jan 2015
Opening in about two weeks, “When the Future had Fins: American Automotive Designs and Concepts, 1959-1973” is a Los Angeles gallery show curated by Christopher Mount, the man responsible for bringing the Jaguar E-type to the Museum of Modern Art. “When the Future had Fins” is a retrospective of a halcyonic fourteen-year period in American automotive design...
It has been a while since I last saw Sergey, the owner of this handsome orange Lada. His car is different from the last time I saw it, as it is now back to its original condition. I’ve always been interested in what makes people perform this or that mod, so I decided it was time some questions were answered…
Ferrari collections come in all sizes and flavors, and no two are ever the same as each collector has his or her own distinct collecting style. David Lee’s collection is perhaps one that appeals most to the younger generation of enthusiasts, featuring all the supercar Ferraris from the ‘80s to present, as well as some of the most beautiful examples from the ‘60s.
/ 24 Sep 2014
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."
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.
The Lamborghini 350GTV prototype, shown in October of 1963, had provoked ambiguous responses from the press and public, so in the following five months it was also reengineered en route to becoming the 350GT. The young engineer Gian Paolo Dallara and his top assistant, Paolo Stanzani, who had been working with a shoestring budget, tested their revised V-12...
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.
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.
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.