- May 27, 2009
Rinspeed gets artsy with limited-edition prints
Rinspeed Official Fine Graphic Art Collection - Click above for a high-res image gallerySwiss 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.
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.
All Rinspeed official artworks are printed and crafted in Switzerland.