Here’s my version two of my AIGA SUMMERTIME poster for the show this weekend at the Jacksonville Landing. I say version two because my first attempt was a stenciled type poster that didn’t go exactly as planned and then I totally ruined it trying to fix it so this is what I can up with the day before the poster was due. I have been dying to start doing Illustrations of old cars that I love and tying it into some new vector style with a little bit of that old “owners manual” style of design.
I chose this song and car style because this summer my friend Ryan @autoline let me take this Fire Red 63 Impala with chrome spoke daytons for the weekend to the Turkey Rod Run in the Daytona Speedway and It pretty much made my summer. I don’t think I have ever been that excited to drive a car. I got up a 4 am just so I could drive it while the sun was coming up. @thecrobar and I were laid up in that thing like a couple of gangsters all weekend. The looks you get driving that thing around are pretty awesome and I almost bought it, but I would still rather have something with a little more muscle look than gangster. And I chose the song because thats the cd I listened to the whole time driving it. Tim Armstrong’s solo album “A Poets Life” is an awesome dub style cd, check it out if you have a chance or watch the video below and you’ll see the car inspiration. I also like that the song title was “Wake Up” because the people need to realize the 63′ is just as rad as a 64′.