Art – Silodrome https://silodrome.com Gasoline Culture Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:21:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 18077751 The Art of Adam Ambro https://silodrome.com/art-adam-ambro/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:00:23 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=76243 The Art of Adam Ambro

Adam Ambro is an architect based in Golden, Colorado, with a passion for both art and cars. His day job keeps him busy, and in 2013 he won the AIA Denver Young Architect of the Year Award, followed in 2014 with him being named an Engineering News Record Mountain States Top 20 Under 40 Professional....

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The Art of Adam Ambro

Adam Ambro is an architect based in Golden, Colorado, with a passion for both art and cars. His day job keeps him busy, and in 2013 he won the AIA Denver Young Architect of the Year Award, followed in 2014 with him being named an Engineering News Record Mountain States Top 20 Under 40 Professional.

Adam’s art is immediately recognizable due to the fact that he frequently uses newspaper as his canvas, he draws the automotive icons using pens and markers, and then scans in the original artwork to create a series of prints – each poster is a digital press print on long-lasting 111 lbs cover stock.

Each of Adam’s pieces can be ordered in sizes ranging from 8×10, 13×19, or 20×30, and you can choose to have your print framed or unframed – with both black and white frames on offer.

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The Art of Kathrin Longhurst https://silodrome.com/art-kathrin-longhurst/ Thu, 05 Apr 2018 02:00:30 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=75895 The Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Kathrin Longhurst is an artist born behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin in 1971, she started art classes at 14, but they were interrupted when she escaped with her family to Sweden at the age of 15. After traveling widely throughout Europe, Asia and America, Kathrin settled in Sydney and pursued her passion for...

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The Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Kathrin Longhurst is an artist born behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin in 1971, she started art classes at 14, but they were interrupted when she escaped with her family to Sweden at the age of 15.

After traveling widely throughout Europe, Asia and America, Kathrin settled in Sydney and pursued her passion for painting – frequently using the muse of the Soviet propaganda posters that were a common sight during her early years.

“Propaganda is all around us. It’s not specific to a period of time, a country or a regime… it’s everywhere” – Kathrin Longhurst

Since settling in Australia Kathrin has become a respected member of the Australian arts community, she served as vice president for Portrait Artists Australia and is currently founder and director of the innovative Project 504, an art space that fosters collaboration between emerging and established Australian artists.

She’s been a finalist in numerous awards including the prestigious 2012 Sulman Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, the Portia Geach Award, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, the Korea Australia Arts Foundation Prize and the WA Black Swan Prize. Her work is now collected widely in Australia and internationally.

See more of her work via her website here, or follow her on InstagramFacebookTwitter

Discovered via In Venus Veritas

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

All images ©2018 – Kathrin Longhurst

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The Automotive Art of Halmo https://silodrome.com/halmo-art/ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:00:12 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=74779 The Automotive Art of Halmo

Halmo is an Italian company based just 100 kilometers from the main Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, it was founded by architect and yacht designer Gianluca Tramonti to create unique and oftentimes one-off automotive art focused on the true icons of both the race track and the street. Unlike more common photographic prints or canvasses, Halmo...

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The Automotive Art of Halmo

Halmo is an Italian company based just 100 kilometers from the main Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, it was founded by architect and yacht designer Gianluca Tramonti to create unique and oftentimes one-off automotive art focused on the true icons of both the race track and the street.

Unlike more common photographic prints or canvasses, Halmo creates gleaming almost three-dimensional pieces from modern Plexiglas – this ensures that they last almost forever and aren’t susceptible to water or humidity damage.

Each piece comes in your choice of two sizes, SL (90cm x 30cm) or SXL (140cm x 50cm), and it includes the required screws, wall plugs, and aluminum mounting hardware. Gianluca also takes special orders for specific cars, including your own car if you’d like to get a model made for it to hang in the garage.

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250 GTO Wall Model

Mercedes 300 SL Wall Model

Mercedes 300 SL Wall Model

Bugatti Atlantique 57sc

Bugatti Atlantique 57sc

Alfa Romeo 6C Wall Model

Alfa Romeo 6C Wall Model

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NASA Space Tourism Posters – Free To Download & Print https://silodrome.com/nasa-space-tourism-posters/ Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:00:04 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=74237 NASA Space Tourism Posters – Free To Download & Print

These NASA Space Tourism Posters were developed by a creative team of visual strategists inside JPL known as “The Studio”. Altogether there are 9 artists, designers, and illustrators, and they worked alongside Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech scientists and engineers on each design. The poster series started out as a project within the JPL to celebrate the...

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NASA Space Tourism Posters – Free To Download & Print

These NASA Space Tourism Posters were developed by a creative team of visual strategists inside JPL known as “The Studio”. Altogether there are 9 artists, designers, and illustrators, and they worked alongside Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech scientists and engineers on each design.

The poster series started out as a project within the JPL to celebrate the discovery of new planets outside our own solar system – known as exoplanets. A tourism poster was commissioned for each of the then-known exoplanets, later the director of JPL would take a vacation at the Grand Canyon and see some retro tourism posters. He then decided to extend the poster series to include the planets and  moons of our own solar system, and Voyager.

NASA and the JPL have loaded the full series online at a size of 20 x 30 inches and 300 DPI – meaning they’re perfect to print out as posters for bedrooms, offices, garages, sheds, living rooms. and anywhere else you might want to hang them.

The NASA Space Tourism Posters are listed below at 1600px wide, making them ideal for use as a digital wallpaper on many smartphones or tablets (depending on your screen size of course).

If you’d like to download the full resolution TIFF files you can click here to download them direct from NASA / JPL.

The artists are Liz Barrios De La Torre (Ceres, Europa), Stefan Bucher (Jupiter Design), Invisible Creature (Grand Tour, Mars, Enceladus), Joby Harris (Kepler 16b, Earth, Kepler 186f, PSO J318.5-22, Titan), Jessie Kawata (Venus), Lois Kim (Typography for Venus and Europa), Ron Miller (Jupiter Illustration).

NASA Space Tourism Posters Voyager Disco Poster

NASA Space Tourism Posters Mars

NASA Space Tourism Posters Voyager Modern Poster

NASA Space Tourism Posters Venus

NASA Space Tourism Posters Trappist

NASA Space Tourism Posters Titan

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters PSOJ318

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Peg51

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Kepler186F

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Kepler 16B

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Jupiter

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters HD40307G

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Grand Tour

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Europa

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Enceladus

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Earth

NASA / JPL-Caltech Space Tourism Posters Ceres

Images courtesy of NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech

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Essential Read: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance https://silodrome.com/zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance-book/ Mon, 26 Feb 2018 04:00:17 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=71386 Essential Read: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a book we’ve featured before on Silodrome, it’s one of those must-read paperbacks that tends to quickly find a permanent place on the bookshelf of anyone who’s read it. The book was written by author and motorcycle enthusiast Robert M. Pirsig, a highly educated man with degrees...

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Essential Read: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a book we’ve featured before on Silodrome, it’s one of those must-read paperbacks that tends to quickly find a permanent place on the bookshelf of anyone who’s read it.

The book was written by author and motorcycle enthusiast Robert M. Pirsig, a highly educated man with degrees in chemistry, philosophy, and journalism. At age 9 Robert had his IQ tested and scored an astonishing 170, he would skip multiple grades in school, graduating at the age of 14.

Robert and his son did a two-up motorcycle journey from Minneapolis to San Francisco and this book, his first, is a semi-autobiographical look at the journey and a series of philosophical subjects far beyond it.

When Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first released it was compared to the writings of Dostoevsky, Broch, Proust, and Bergson, and many proclaimed it to be an instant classic. Looking back now 40 years later it’s clear they were right.

Robert passed away last year at the age of 88, he had a fascinating and oftentimes difficult life, but his impact on the world though his books and associated works will carry on unabated. If you haven’t yet read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance you owe it to yourself to get a copy and add it to the bookshelf – once you’ve read it cover to cover of course.

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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The Automotive Art of Joel Clark https://silodrome.com/automotive-art-joel-clark/ Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:00:04 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=71645 The Automotive Art of Joel Clark

Joel Clark is a British artist who specializes in an intricately layered vinyl technique, often using automotive parts like car doors and hoods to capture a glimpse of a passing, momentary reflection and freeze-frame it. The series started when Joel bought a car door on eBay, cleaned it up, and set about painstakingly cutting vinyl...

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The Automotive Art of Joel Clark

Joel Clark is a British artist who specializes in an intricately layered vinyl technique, often using automotive parts like car doors and hoods to capture a glimpse of a passing, momentary reflection and freeze-frame it.

The series started when Joel bought a car door on eBay, cleaned it up, and set about painstakingly cutting vinyl sheets into the countless individually shaped pieces to create the illusion of a moment captured in time. His style is unique, which is something we don’t come across all that often, and he’s sold work around the world to both art collectors and everyday folk like you and I.

Joel works with a wide variety of adopted canvasses, including the car parts you see above, but also including more traditional rectangular forms, helmets, and even a phone case or two.

If you’d like to see more from Joel you can visit his website here, or follow him on social media below.

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Automotive Art of Joel Clark

Automotive Art of Joel Clark

Automotive Art of Joel Clark

All works copyright ©2018 – Joel Clark

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The Automotive Art of Arthur Schening https://silodrome.com/automotive-art-arthur-schening/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:00:40 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=70668 The Automotive Art of Arthur Schening

Arthur Schening is a talented artist with a passion for everything automotive, we’ve featured his remarkable art before on Silodrome, and it always proves to be highly popular. As an artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and dyed-in-the-wool car guy, Arthur is uniquely positioned to create art centered around his four-wheeled interests. Arthur creates and sells the...

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The Automotive Art of Arthur Schening

Arthur Schening is a talented artist with a passion for everything automotive, we’ve featured his remarkable art before on Silodrome, and it always proves to be highly popular. As an artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and dyed-in-the-wool car guy, Arthur is uniquely positioned to create art centered around his four-wheeled interests.

Arthur creates and sells the prints individually, each is made using an HP Indigo digital printing press on 65lb. uncoated cover stock, they measure 19″ wide by 13″ high and can be bought for $30 apiece.

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Paris-Dakar Rally Porsche 959 Plain Body Prints https://silodrome.com/paris-dakar-rally-porsche-959-plain-body-prints/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:40 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=70337 Paris-Dakar Rally Porsche 959 Plain Body Prints

The Porsche 959 The Porsche 959 was the first of the modern supercars. It was originally conceived for the borderline insane world of Group B racing, but the class was cancelled by the FIA before the twin-turbocharged 959 could be homologated. That said, it’s likely that Group B had evolved beyond the scope of the...

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Paris-Dakar Rally Porsche 959 Plain Body Prints

The Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 was the first of the modern supercars. It was originally conceived for the borderline insane world of Group B racing, but the class was cancelled by the FIA before the twin-turbocharged 959 could be homologated. That said, it’s likely that Group B had evolved beyond the scope of the original 959 design brief by the mid-80s – favoring very small, lightweight cars with horsepower figures that seem like a typo at first glance.

When it was first released, the Porsche 959 was by far the most technologically advanced road-going supercar ever built. It featured a dynamic computer controlled all-wheel drive system (Porsche-Steuer Kupplung), digital tyre pressure monitoring, automatic ride-height adjustable suspension, and an aluminium and Aramid/Kevlar composite body with a Nomex floor.

While Group B racing wasn’t on the cards for the 959, the Paris Dakar was. Racing driver Jacky Ickx encouraged Porsche to enter the desert race, and the company modified three 911s into 4×4 953s – taking victory in the 1984 event. They returned a year later with three Porsche 959s but suffered disappointment and none completed the race. A year later in 1986 it was a different story, and all three Porsche 959s crossed the finish line in a popular 1, 2, 3 finish.

Paris-Dakar Rally Porsche 959 Plain Body Prints

This series of realistic plain body CGI posters by London-based digital production studio INK are designed to showcase the Paris-Dakar version of the 959 in the purist way possible – with no livery or sponsorship.

There are three posters in total, showing the side, front, and rear respectively, allowing you to buy just one or to get all three and install them side by side as a feature.

Each poster is printed on high quality paper at A2 size, that’s 16.5″ x 23.4″, and they ship rolled in a cardboard tube (with no frame). If you’d like to see more or buy your own you can click the link below to visit the store listing.

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The Art of Jean-Yves Tabourot https://silodrome.com/art-jean-yves-tabourot/ Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:00:10 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=69735 The Art of Jean-Yves Tabourot

Jean-Yves Tabourot isn’t a classically trained artist – he’s an engineer who spent decades working in Formula 1, rally, Le Mans, and more recently for Jaguar on their CX75 concept car, with Singer on their reimagined 911, and with the development of the James Bond Spectre movie cars. Tabourot started out his life with cars...

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The Art of Jean-Yves Tabourot

Jean-Yves Tabourot isn’t a classically trained artist – he’s an engineer who spent decades working in Formula 1, rally, Le Mans, and more recently for Jaguar on their CX75 concept car, with Singer on their reimagined 911, and with the development of the James Bond Spectre movie cars.

Tabourot started out his life with cars as a schoolboy being paid to clean Ferraris at a local dealership on weekends. Fittingly, he would do his apprenticeship on Ferraris before moving off into the world of motorsport. Over the years he would sketch, draw, and paint cars for himself, for friends, and for occasional commissions.

More recently at the encouragement of friends Jean-Yves Tabourot has begun dedicating more time to his craft, and is now working as a full-time artist doing commissioned work, and producing high quality prints.

Large prints like the Ferrari 250 SWB Ecurie Francorchamps​ pictured above measure in at 84 x 59 cm and are Giclée printed on 310 gm art paper. This one is limited to 100 prints, and each numbered and signed by Tabourot.

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The Engine Designs of Von Dutch https://silodrome.com/engine-designs-von-dutch/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 06:00:10 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=69699 The Engine Designs of Von Dutch

Von Dutch, aka Kenny Howard, was a prolific artist and self-taught engineer, and a founding father of the Californian Kustom Kulture movement of '50s and '60s.

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The Engine Designs of Von Dutch

Von Dutch, aka Kenny Howard, was a prolific artist, a self-taught engineer, and a founding father of the Californian Kustom Kulture movement of ’50s and ’60s.

Von Dutch

Kenny was called “Dutchman” from a young age by family members, who reportedly told him he was “as stubborn as a Dutchman” – he would later add the “von” prefix himself as an artistic measure to differentiate himself from natives of the Netherlands.

From the age of 10 Von Dutch was able to paint and letter at a professional level, thanks to his father who was a well-known sign painter in California. He would rise to fame due to his remarkable pin striping abilities, perhaps most famously on the “Blue Velvet” Pontiac Firebird in 1979 – he painted two perfectly parallel (to the human eye) 16.5 foot stripes down each side freehand.

When not painting, Von Dutch was fascinated with knife making, gun smithing, and engine design. This series of drawings are designs from his hand, mostly penned in the 1950s. They’re obviously not production-ready blueprints, but seem to be intended more as experiments and the fleshing out of ideas.

It’s not known if he ever intended to get any of his engines made, or if they were just exercises in design. Either way they make interesting viewing, particularly the opposed piston engine above, in more recent years there have been experimental engines very similar to it that have garnered significant interest from investors.

Each of these drawings is available for sale individually, they’re due to be offered by Bonhams at the Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction on the 25th of January. Pricing estimates vary from $400 to $750 USD each, making them quite affordable even in our blue-collar end of the art collecting world.

⤉ The Engine Above – ‘Design for Engine’

Colored pencil on paper, with tears and losses to paper, sketch of an engine design with black pencil sketch of motorcycle in lower right hand corner incorporating engine design, signed with Von Dutch monogram, 8″ x 11″.

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⤉ Double OHC Triumph

Pencil on paper with colored pencil incorporated, with some folds and slight losses of paper, sketch of a Triumph DOHC engine, signed Von Dutch, 6″ x 8″.

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⤉ 500cc Overhead Knockers

Pencil on paper of an engine design with the Von Dutch logo on the timing cover, signed Von Dutch to lower right-hand corner, 5″ x 7.5″.

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⤉ 500cc Alloy Single – Engine Design

Pencil on paper with colored pencil incorporated, with tears and losses to the paper, sketch of a single cylinder engine design, signed Von Dutch 1’52, 8.5″ x 11″.

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⤉ Untitled “?”

Pencil on paper, with tears and losses to the paper, sketch of an engine design with drawn question mark in top right hand corner, signed Von Dutch, 8.5″ x 11″.

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⤉ ‘Engine Design’

Pencil on paper, with tears and losses to paper, sketch of an engine, gearbox and clutch design, signed Von Dutch, 8.5″ x 11″.

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⤉ Untitled Single Cylinder

Pencil on paper, sketch of unnamed engine design, 5″ x 7.5″.

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⤉ Design for Engine 500cc

Pencil on paper, sketch of an engine design within a frame, signed Von Dutch, 10″ x 7″.

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