I’m pleased to showcase a selection of exciting new motorsport art prints produced in collaboration with US-based photographer Jamey Price.
Jamey Price is an award-winning motorsport and automotive photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. He has followed some of the biggest motorsport championships in the world, including Formula 1 and IMSA.
We came up with an idea to create a range for a special collection of prints on Jamey’s website. These prints would be based on some of the most iconic photographs that Jamey had taken in recent years.
Picking the images to illustrate was a huge task in itself with so many extraordinary images to choose from. I was spoilt for reference material from Formula 1, Le Mans, American Sportscar Racing, and many more to choose from.
Once we’d selected some images that would work and appeal to a wide target audience, I set to work trying to put an interesting graphic design twist on them.
I started with the single seater image from Monaco, I wanted to create a very dynamic look to this image utilising the strong graphic elements that were in the original image. As a result, I simplified the colour palette of the image to help emphasise its graphical nature. Once the illustration and background was completed, I added some retro-looking text into the background to give depth. I also added speed-lines over the text to make it feel like an integral part of the image.
My next image was the Ford GT LM image which was based on a really cool almost aerial perspective of the Ford leaving the pit-lane at Virginia International Raceway. I came up with an idea to mimic the livery on the car, creating the illusion of strong directional movement. I also wanted to draw a parallel with the American flag.
The final poster (for this batch!) was based on an image of the iconic US muscle car, the Chevrolet Corvette C7R, at Laguna Seca. The original image had some really strong contrasting lighting creating some very bright highlights and dark shadows. Given that, I thought by accentuating these elements it would make for an interesting concept. I felt this gives the image a very 1960s feel to the poster paired with the gradient as the background.