The Vancouver Canucks recently commissioned me to produce a livery for one of their new Toyota Tundra trucks. The NHL Hockey team wanted a striking and unique design to showcase their new relationship with Toyota and promote their ‘#PlayForThis’
It is a cool experience when my clients join forces.
GT and Formula Drift racer, Tyler McQuarrie has been a client for many years as has CJ Wilson Racing, the team he has driven for during the past three seasons. Last year, Tyler teamed up with CLP Motorsport, owners of Safecraft Safety Equipment and Nexgen diesel fuel.
I have designed liveries for all three.
Safecraft wll be title sponsor on the CJ Wilson Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 of Tyler and Till Bechtolsheimer at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next weekend.
Successful GT3 racer Khaled Al Mudhaf made the trip from Kuwait to Long Beach, California this past weekend to take part in his first ever Stadium Super Truck race, support for the Indycar and IMSA event at the same weekend.
I have known Khaled from a few years ago when was was one of the most welcoming people at the Dubai 24Hours.
Khaled reached out to me a few days before the event to confirm he was able to compete and could I design a livery, but they needed to wrap the truck almost immediately. His company, G-Force Auto Worx is a very successful high end tune and build shop in Kuwait with a strong identity featuring a bar-code graphic which was just as well given the time available.
Nexen Tire re-enter Formula Drift as a partner and tire supplier for 2016 and commissioned me to produce a ‘car-toon’ style Spotter Guide having seen my Instagram art of Ford GT and Corvettes earlier this year.
Head over to the dedicated Nexen Tire page on SpotterGuides.com to download your guide, or pick one up printed up as removable stickers from Formula Drift events during 2016!
Thanks to Nexen for coming on board and Formula Drift with helping out on assets.
I was recently asked to appear on one of Slipstream great series of podcasts with hosts Dusty Michael and Scott Elkins.
I talked about how I started from my days at Uni and McLaren and my transition from vehicle styling into livery design. Also a few tips and tricks of the trade. Finally I touch on how Formula Drift is really NASCAR for the 21st century 🙂
Its a long one, so grab a coffee. Links below. Thanks for the opportunity Scott and Dusty, it was great fun.
Leading British Touring Car runners, ‘Team BMR’ showed their all new Subaru Levorg GT at the British Touring Car Championship earlier this week. With a four car build underway for Team owner, Warren Scott, BTCC champions Jason Plato and Colin Turkington with new boy, James Cole, time has been very tight.
Subaru Rally Team USA showed off their 2016 Rally liveries during testing in preparation for next weekend’s on the Rally of the 100 Acre wood. Developed from the 2015 design a bolder graphic has been employed which has been personalized for each driver.
Local branding specialists and regular client, Torque Branding have announced a new range of motorsport themed apparel and accessories under the ‘Full Torque Gear‘ brand. As part of this announcement, the company will have branding on Alex Welch’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in the Pirelli World Challenge.
I was commissioned by Torque branding to produce a launch illustration which combined Alex’s existing livery (an ex-Parr Motorsport car) and car with Full Torque Gear’s coloration in full vector. This will also form the header for their to be launched website.
Long standing client Nissan and their motorsport brand NISMO with Paul Ryan Media commissioned me to produce a new set of car illustrations for their Infographics which formed part of their 2016 racing announcement.
With the rush of IMSA so called ‘off-season’ past us and wrapping up other projects, it is a good opportunity to catch up on vehicle templates now available, ready for liveries!
These templates have been produced using OEM or team supplied art, are to scale and fully vector.
Creating any template takes hours, so having these assets built and to hand makes the design process more efficient and cost effective. Working with scale templates are vital for a smooth design and vinyl/paint application process. As a trained Vehicle Stylist, I understand how a 2D graphic works on 3D form perfectly. Once signed off, these are ready within hours for print and vinyl production, streamlining the livery process.
I also have a full suite of templates for team and fan clothing and race haulers.
A summer of recent templates:
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Audi R8 (2015,6) GT3 (WIP)
BMW M6 GT3
BMW Z4 GT3
Dodge Viper GT3 (WIP)
Ferrari 458 GT3
Ferrari 488 GT3
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
McLaren 650S GT3
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Mercedes AMG GT3 2015
Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup
Porsche 991 GT3-R
I was commissioned by Henrique Cisneros of MOMO Motorsport back in 2014 to create a roadcar livery for a special Morgan three wheeler. Unlike previous MOMO products, branding was to be minimal as it would be for show and road use and the base color would be a chrome blue.
Morgan were most helpful with their design team supplying their logos and scale line drawings to ensure everything was accurate. As you can see the design from the outside was based upon a retro chrome strip graphic on the Blue chrome base, with some designs being integrated into the exhaust position.
Last week, Toyota announced ‘Scion’, its so called youth-centric brand, in North America would be absorbed into the Toyota line up beginning August 2016. It marks the end of a thirteen year journey for Scion, a brand I worked with during the Scion Tuner Challenge in 2014 and a number of Scion chassis over the year.
The original concept for Scion was to appeal to the youth market and in the early days it did just that, bringing previously JDM only vehicles to the US marketplace including the xB ‘Toaster’ which was a decade before the Kia Soul and Nissan Cube.
However over time, aside from the FR-S, the Scion product range was watered down to nothing more than bland Toyota with Scion badges.
As a special treat, and thank you for the tens of thousands who downloaded my IMSA Spotter Guide for the recent Rolex24, I am making available a free wallpaper featuring an illustration of the GTLM finish with Oliver Gavin leading Antonio Garcia by just 0.034 seconds, the closest class finish in Rolex 24 history.