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March 06, 2010

War Paint


As a kid, I always thought race cars were so incredibly cool looking. Fast, sleek, colorful... like toys. Somewhere along the long, race cars changed; the cars themselves seemed to disappear beneath a barrage of advertisements. This short video explains it all so well...

video at Gestalten.tv


Go Faster by Sven Voelker

via: grain edit

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Interesting video. Makes me think of the recent Cola-Cola redesign where the got rid of all the noise and have a simple white logo on a red box. Bold, colorful designs are great.

Posted by: Deg | Mar 6, 2010 1:10:32 PM

Kinda like the cars on the old school Speed Racer cartoon. Though I always wanted a matte black race/sports car... Perhaps a '94 Porsche turbo.

Posted by: BWJones | Mar 9, 2010 8:28:24 PM

That car is obviously photoshopped. I'm race-car driver myself, and can tell you that a car without advertising is mechanically impossible. The logos are needed to reduce friction at the high-speeds commonly associated with racing. Nice hoax hahaha.

Posted by: skeptic | Mar 16, 2010 6:15:40 PM

I also kind of got the feeling that the old school racers were straight out of a "Speed Racer" cartoon. And if I'm not mistaken, at 00:31 of the video, I think I saw the alt mode of Autobot Jazz, from the Transformers G1 cartoons. I think he was supposed to be a Porsche back in the 80's.

Posted by: Clovis Seeman | May 9, 2011 1:57:49 PM

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