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.