• May 27, 2009
Rinspeed Official Fine Graphic Art Collection - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Swiss coachbuilder Rinspeed never ceases to amaze with its far-out concept cars, so our interest was naturally piqued when we heard that the quirky company had plans to launch a new series of limited-edition print artwork using its own vehicles, such as the E2 Fiat 500, iChange, sQuba and eXasis concepts, as subject matter.

Prints from Rinspeed's Official Fine Graphic Art Collection are now available for order from Rinspeedart.com on the buyer's choice of canvas, art paper or plexiglass, making them perfect for automotive gearheads looking to decorate their favorite hangout or workstation. There's also a series of five Futurist prints that are limited to runs of 20 pieces each.

Just like the coachbuilder's own concepts cars, each print will be crafted in Sweden. Each will be available in multiple sizes and, therefore, prices, starting at 115 Euros ($160) for artwork printed on paper, though that amount rises rapidly as the size increases and the media changes to canvas or plexiglass. See Rinspeed's typically breathless press release after the break ("We want to sing the man at the wheel, the ideal axis of which crosses the earth, itself hurled along its orbit") and be sure to check out some of the unique pieces in our gallery below.



[Source: Rinspeedart]

PRESS RELEASE:

RINSPEEDART: Official Art for Visionaries - Rinspeed introduces its Official Fine Graphic Art Collection for car and graphic art enthusiasts.

Recognizing the intimate link between car design, automotive culture and graphic art, Rinspeed introduces its Official Fine Graphic Art Collection. At the forefront of innovation in car design and automotive vision, Rinspeed now offers car enthusiasts the possibility to decorate their living and working spaces with artworks that communicate the message and design of its iconic cars. The artworks can be purchased on the Rinspeed art web boutique: www.rinspeedart.com.

The Rinspeed Official Graphic Art Collection: Design your life with your passion

Rinspeed artworks are contemporary fine art giclée prints, reproduced on museum quality media. The Rinspeed graphic art collection is based on the Rinspeed's concept cars and features five collections: iChange Art, sQuba Art, eXasis Art, zaZen Art and Bedouin Art. The collection also features art subjects based on the E2 Fiat 500 concept developed by Rinspeed. The subjects interpret Rinspeed concept cars through a variety of artistic styles which highlight the message and concept of each car.

On www.rinspeedart.com, graphic art and car enthusiasts can purchase a particular artwork on-line by choosing three different media of reproduction: canvas, art paper and Plexiglas. They can also choose the size in which to receive their artwork to perfectly fit their interiors. Each artwork is a bespoke creation, tailored to the individual order.

The Rinspeed Art Editions

Rinspeed artworks are realized in open, limited or unique editions. All artworks are accompanied by a watermarked certificate of authenticity - with a holographic seal on both the certificate and the artwork - guaranteeing their originality and collector value. All subjects are original creations, uniquely available through www.rinspeedart.com.

Homage to the 100th anniversary of Futurism

On occasion of its 100th anniversary, the Rinspeed graphic art collection dedicates five subjects, each of which limited to 20 units, as a homage to the Futurist school, and in particular to points 4 and 5 of its manifesto:

4. We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath..

5. We want to sing the man at the wheel, the ideal axis of which crosses the earth, itself hurled along its orbit.

Five limited edition subjects which glorify speed and mechanical passion. For visionaries only. Future included.

The Graphic Artists

The graphic artists who have created the first Rinspeed Official Graphic Art Collection are: Ottavio Di Chio, Chiara Gasparetto, Luca Imerito, Andrea Mariani, Filippo Ponzetti, Serena Zanello and Veronica Servente. The Rinspeed graphic art collection develops regularly through new subjects, artists and styles.

Rinspeed and Cultwork

Rinspeed Official Art for Visionaries is an innovative art venture between Rinspeed and Cultwork. Cultwork is a leading online art-on-demand boutique operator and a unique worldwide graphic artist's network which creates and produces artworks exclusively dedicated to aficionados of legendary products, in collaboration with iconic brands.

Swiss Made

All Rinspeed official artworks are printed and crafted in Switzerland.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      $160!? Anyone w/ photoshop will do it for $20 or a 6-pack.
        • 5 Years Ago
        hahaha well said
        • 5 Years Ago
        $20 and a six pack? sold!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, they found Photoshop.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought the exact same thing, it's like they didn't even try to really hide the fact they were simply using PS plugins.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Just like the coachbuilder's own concepts cars, each print will be crafted in Sweden."

      "Swiss Made All Rinspeed official artworks are printed and crafted in Switzerland"

      What is it about Switzerland that confuses so many Americans? Even when I was working in San Jose and told somebody I'm from SWITZERLAND, he went on and asked stuff like oh SWEDEN must be nice...


      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Europe_location_CHE.png

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Location_Sweden_EU_Europe.png
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL. My wife is Swedish but lived in Switzerland for several years... I get confused. Buy yeah, I know what you're talking about, two completely different places.


        The artwork look interesting, except for the images that simply look like Photoshop filter-work (those are cheap as-all-get-out).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually think comments 1to 5 are worth less than 20$ or a six pack...having a camera does not make you a photographer...making a photo with the same camera as Avedon does not make you Avedon...artists/photographers today use graphic programs (including photoshop) and the prices of their work are probably more than what you can afford....why don't you just go back driving a Ford T and get a better paid job....Good job Rinspeed, love the Porsche image!
        • 5 Years Ago
        true artists wouldn't rely on basic photoshop filters and offset rectangular marquees to make an image different, same as a photographer wouldn't buy an SLR camera for its nightime portrait settings. I still call poor execution on these images.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Art today is all about conveying an idea, how its done, or who does it is no longer relevant.