Friday, July 04, 2008

Bringing The Art To The Kart.

Between 1975 and 1999, BMW has commissioned fifteen world-class artists to use BMW vehilces as canvases for original artwork. Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein were just some of the artists invited to participate in the BMW Art Cars Collection. In 2006, even interactive design legend Joshua Davis was asked to use custom algorithms to create original art based on the Z4 Coupe. This year, artist and vinyl toy designer Tristan Eaton—of Kidrobot fame—was commissioned to create a MINI art car for Garage419. So basically, this is more or less the result when MINI meets MUNNY.

Using a new type of highly reflective vinyl decals, Tristan turned this typical Mk I MINI Cooper S, with some sweet John Cooper Works accouterments, into a sooped-up, surrealistic Super-Cooper. I’ve researched a ton of custom MINI’s and I can easily say this is one of the best treatments I’ve come across. Besides the amazing artwork, I’m especially stoked on the 18” JCW Matte Black Wheels and the JCW Carbon-fiber Rear Wing. Nicely done, gentlemen, nicely done.

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