This cool artwork on a Lamborghini Gallardo has no car graphics, decals or stickers – just a simple black Sharpie marker pen! Owner Brett David commissioned the art work by Jona Cerwinske who created it using Sharpie markers on the white paint and then finished with a clear coat for protection.
This cool car art took approximately 2 weeks to complete. Brett David introduced the car in California during the Concorso Italiano at Pebble Beach week in 2007.
Your car is an extension of your personality. At least, it should be. Yet, it seems like we’re all driving the exact same cars. There are millions of Ford Fiestas on the road. And the motorways are packed full of carbon copy saloon cars. BMWs, Audis, and Mercedes. They’re all the same. It’s time to inject some personality into your vehicle. Make it yours. A quick disclaimer before you do. Some of the ideas on this list will make it tricky to sell in the future.
Custom paint job – When you buy a new car, you’re typically offered the same dull paint choices. The simple whites, blues, and blacks are the most common colours. But what about something a little more personal? How about a two-tone finish or a mix of your favourite colours? Custom car garages like Auto Art can help turn your boring paint job into something more personal. Whether it’s a simple go-faster stripe along the side or full custom artwork, it will transform the car.
Custom license plate – We love a good custom license plate. They make excellent gifts and presents for the petrol-head in your life. Unfortunately, they’re not always cheap to come by. It’s also tricky to find the perfect lettering and numbering, as they aren’t made to order. But, when you do find the perfect license plate, it makes your car that little bit more special.
Seat covers or upholstery – If the exterior of your car is all about expressing your personality, the interior is about comfort. You want to sit behind the wheel and feel comfortable and stylish. One of the best personalised upgrades you can do is fitting leather upholstery. It instantly feels more stylish and comfortable. You can finish it with a specific trim colour, and make it your own. If you’re running low on cash, you can buy simple seat covers that match your style and personality.
Stereo system – Most sensible car buyers advise against upgrading to a big stereo. It could make it more difficult to sell your car in the future, and it might lose value. On the other hand, you get phenomenal, crystal clear sound while you’re driving. If you’re anything like us, you’ll love turning the stereo up loud and going on a road trip. For that level of joy and excitement, any price is worth it.
Fun technology extras – The essence of driving is all about fun. So forget practicality and sensible choices for a second. What would you love to do in your car? We recently came across a car-lover who had installed a small mini-fridge in the front console. Now, he and his family had quick access to cold drinks on a long journey. Genius! Others have installed TVs in the back seats for their kids. It’s these fun technology extras that turn a practical car into a fun place to be.
Forget those same old cars, and find new ways to put your own stamp on your motor. What would you do to your car?
Here at cool cars and bikes we love car concepts and designs using digital art and heard that INFINITI are continuing their design and promotion competition which we showcased a few months ago with the new concept called Infiniti Curved Vision.
Infiniti Curved Vision is an international competition with the aim to find the best talent from around the world for design and digital art, focused around various aspects of the INFINITI brand.
The first part of the competition, Inspired Performance, attracted over 500 entries from around the globe, with people presenting the very best of their skills to showcase some excellent pieces of art. The competition for this new stage is expected to continue that high level of excellence, and attract even more interested competitors, and you too are invited to take part and show your talent.
The winner of the first stage, Japan-born Shinji Nukumi was was awarded €10,000 for his efforts, so the prize is certainly not something to be taken lightly! As well as the excellent prize money, the winning entries will be made into actual art installations at flagship dealers throughout Europe, so perhaps you could even use some of the prize money to travel and see your artwork in person!
The 6 finalists from the previous competition were:
For Curved Visions, the criteria is:
participants are asked to design an unforgettable experience that can be generated through a digital artwork, interior installation piece, or unique performance:
Digital artwork in the form of images and/or videos
You can (and are encouraged) to include the car or elements of the car as part of the artwork
Physical installation in the form of a sculpture, 3D mapping, or other exciting new media works
Installation should take up no more space than an INFINITI car – installation must work in ambient light
You can (and are encouraged) to include the car or elements of the car as part of the installation,
Any form of installation that requires bespoke build must be provided by artist.
INFINITI experiential cinema: unique curved cinema experience where you can create a 180° or 360° video installation
Sound and interactivity are optional but will enhance the experience
Interactive art piece that works with Microsoft Kinect.
This can be a complete work or conceptual prototype and technology available will be Microsoft surface and Kinect sensors.
Including dance, light, interactive music, body art, or another unique experience
So there is something for everyone, no matter what your area of expertise or preferred medium for producing art is.
If you’d like to find out more click here
Showcasing cool and very shiny chromed cars such as Bugatti Veyron, Audi R8, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Lexus, BMW which are all real head turners. Chrome plating is an electroplating process that requires dipping the parts in chemicals which means the car is to be disassembled and the parts electro-plated. In some cases, this can cost as much as the car itself but the result is pretty cool as these pictures illustrate…
Check out this cool Pac-Man car! A fan in America modified his old car with symbols and colors from the popular arcade game. Painted in the classic red-yellow color scheme and featuring symbols from Pac-Man on the bonnet, wheels and side-doors, the Mr. Pac-Man Car has to be the coolest vehicle inspired by the ’80s video-game.
The owner of the Pac-Man-mobile has not yet been identified, but with the buzz his ride has created on the internet, he’s sure to become a local celebrity very soon. The photos of his amazing car were taken by Da Nes.
A collection of cool car art featuring some wacky colors and designs.