• ETC
  • Sep 9, 2012
We're always looking for cool new things to hang on our office walls, so we were thrilled when we stumbled across a guy in New Zealand who makes illustrations that any car enthusiast would love. A graphic designer by day, Joel Fletcher has an incredible talent of using his work skills to create some original automotive posters.

Fletcher's drawings can be found (and purchased) on the Hive Facebook page starting at $12 plus shipping. Fletcher says that he has a "soft spot" for Japanese cars, which is obvious in his selection of posters, but he can create a unique work of art for any car, even taking special requests. Some of the highlights displayed on the Facebook page include old racecars and the evolution of cars like the Toyota Supra, Mazda Miata and Mazda RX-7.

Our personal favorite, however, is a calendar he made featuring famous movie/television show cars including the A-Team van, James Bond's Aston Martin and the Ford Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch. Another creative poster he made shows the Toyota GT-86 and Subaru BRZ on a canvas that can be hung either way to have one car right-side up and the other appear as its mirror image.

He creates all his images using vector graphics, and each car takes between 40 minutes to over an hour to complete. There's even a video demonstrating how he takes an image of a Bugatti Veyron and turns it into one of his poster photos.

So if you're looking for a perfect and special gift for any car buff, examples of Fletcher's handy work is on Facebook, as is his contact info.


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      chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Calsonic Skyline brings back some good ol' Gran Turismo memories ;)
        KelperFoxWolf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chris
        I couldn't agree more :)
        stratosrally
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chris
        Tamiya R/C product memories for some of us as well... And HPI Racing makes the nifty Cup Series of highly detailed electric onroad racers, including a Datsun 510, 240-Z, and Toyota AE86 Levin: http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/100594/
      Joseph LoVecchio
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does the Lexus brand really hold such remark as to garner a poster? I mean, Porsche, Ferrari & BMW's M cars have such a following and historic note, but Toyota/Lexus has been known the past two decades for designing some of the most bland, uninspired designs in the history of automobiles. Will the ES300 ever cause a sensation at Barrett-Jackson or Pebble Beach? I think not. And to also include the malaise-inspiring SUVs in the poster just punctuates the point of the brands lackluster.
        Tirac
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joseph LoVecchio
        IS300s and SC300s are well regarded. A lot of people do LS swaps or 2JZ GTE swaps or just turbo them.
        Carbon Fibre
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joseph LoVecchio
        Supra did for me, I have a passion of owning one right now. As with the Skylines (minus the non skyline dna R35). I agree that European and certain Asian brands have history such as the 2000GT of Toyota but not like the past couple of years of affordable models. Come on now, will the Datsun Z not make it? Skylines over the decades? 2000? Toyo 86? Dude...
        Mo Zokari
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joseph LoVecchio
        It's pretty easy to group a whole care lineup because you hate a few cars. Lexus/Toyota has and has had cars that are sweet. Just because it has a Toyota badge on them doesn't mean that the people that have Toyota cars worth while would like to own the horribly dull Camry of today. I love Porsches but a lot of people they they sold their soul when they made SUV's and now the Panamera.
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've seen better.
      cretinx
      • 2 Years Ago
      bunch of nipponese ****.
        Joel Fletcher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cretinx
        I guess you didn't see the Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Camaro, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, Porsche, 911 and VW posters?
      Xantia10000
      • 2 Years Ago
      No VW/Audi stuff?!
        Doug Utz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xantia10000
        There's a nice GTI poster shown on his FB page. I ordered it last evening.
      joejoe509
      • 2 Years Ago
      Some are cool. Some are not. Some of them are nonsensical/non-chronological which kind of bugs me.
        Joel Fletcher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joejoe509
        The only one not in order is the Lexus one as its incomplete, otherwise they're all in chronological order.
      stratosrally
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice to see my nickname-sake front and center in one of the posters... As for Lexus - one was in the commissions section - may have been a dealership that wanted it for their showroom. The SUVs, well - maybe for completionists, because the Porsche and BMW posters inlude them too.
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