Once an illustrator…always an illustrator

Newson July 10th, 2013No Comments

Lockheed-featureI get to work on a tremendous variety of projects during the course of any year but I have a really soft place in my heart for anything illustrated—whether it’s cranking out technical illustrations of high voltage motors for Isovolta, renderings of various client projects or, in this case, recreating a lost decal of a famous MGB GT factory race car for a fellow fanatic.

Apparently the decal represented a two-race sponsorship for the #62 factory MGB GT car fro the Sebring and Nelson Ledges races only. To top it off, the roundel appears only on the right hand side of the car.

The challenge to recreating the sponsor decal was less about the overall layout—that was simple—but finding out exactly what all of the verbiage had been. In the end, I had only two very low resolution photos to work from and, even though enhanced, the best I could gather from wither of them was the two primary sponsors. The checkers motif, the tag line for Lockheed, and the “AP” in the center round were all “artistic” liberties taken to replace undiscernable material. It was a fun little project that made both the client and myself very happy guys. Men can be really silly.

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