Lola Madrid, a Spanish creative agency, upcycle the parts of salvaged cars by turning them into bicycles. They use the metals, transmission belts, lights, seat upholstery and door handles to create truly unique rides. The end product is an efficient, ecological and healthy means of transportation. Check the video above.
Are you a font or typeface geek? How about a car lover? Well, Chromeography is your new porn. Curated by Stephen Coles, Chromeography is a celebration of vintage car and appliance badges — those unsung metal emblems and badges that are overlooked, forgotten, damaged, lost to time or the dump. Chromeography features photos from Cole, car lovers and typeface geeks alike. Featuring Roman script, sans, serif, slab, swash, condensed, extended, baseline connections, underlines, italics – all set against vintage textures. It’s enough to get your design engine running.
The work of Australian artist Paul White focuses on the derelict beauty of vehicles found in scrapyards. Using pencil, White renders old, dormant cars and planes detailing their rich textures while hinting at their unique history. Take a look at some of his illustrations and be sure to watch the insightful video below where Paul talks about his work and travels it takes him on.
[via Visual News]
Since 1975, BMW have occasionally invited artists to use its cars as canvases. Until recently, there were 17 BMW Art Cars in the collection from luminaries such as Andy Warhol through to Australia’s own Ken Done. Now, in 2010, there are 18. BMW approached Jeff Koons to paint a BMW M3 GT2 that will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 12. Reportedly, Koons studied pictures of race cars and explosions to come up with the concept. The bright palette and streaks of colour make the car look fast even when its standing still.