If you think a car’s racing colours usually look like nothing more than sponsors’ logos, that’s because that’s basically what they are. The late Simon Owen showcases his talents one last time in Racing Colours. The book covers over seventy graphic compositions of racing car liveries from the early beginnings of motorsport through to the modern-era. Owen captures many of the amazing paint schemes throughout motor racing’s history.
For Racing Colours Owen moved away from more traditional artwork techniques, the images were all composed digitally. This take's nothing away from the experience. Owen’s work is expertly detailed, rich in tone…and, colour. Some liveries depicted are so well known that you would recognize them even without their logos. Owen’s work also provides the opportunity to perhaps look a little bit closer, and think about the use of colour on a car’s body.
Owen’s book is not only visually fantastic but each livery, the racing colours as it were, is accompanied by a quote by a motor racing legend somehow involved with the particular livery featured on any given page. Stirling Moss, Colin Chapman, Dan Gurney, Jacques Swaters–these are just some of the names, and you get an added dimension of the passion, and glimpses of being deep in the trenches of motorsport.
Thirty particular favourite liveries are available from fine art publishers Historic Car Art as limited edition prints both on art paper and stunning composite aluminium panels.
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