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What posters for my new garage!!!
Irony - 9/7/18 at 10:47 AM

I built a new garage!! It is awesome. Properly insulated, properly lit, proper workbench, door into the house, Its about 7m x 4m. All the walls are sprayed pristine matt white and I want to put up some iconic posters/pictures. I am a large format printer by profession but I can't decided what to put up there. I have space for about 4 A0 prints!

Any suggestions?


Ugg10 - 9/7/18 at 11:36 AM

These vinyl wall art outlines look nice - Quite a few available in different sizes.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-RS200-Mk2-Escort-Retro-Old-School-Vinyl-Sticker-Wall-Art-Boys-Room-Garage/202075515895?hash=item2f0ca3abf7:m:mWhtlbNv6 Ue6nPicHqHDNRA

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MK1-ESCORT-RS-2000-CAR-WALL-ART-STICKER-DECAL/263138497108?hash=item3d4446d254:m:mtxcvqpum0rQj9U7WiSWQFw


HowardB - 9/7/18 at 12:11 PM

I don't know, I used to have some massive music prints, New Order, Pink Floyd etc on the wall, I guess if you can print some then you could have a few themes?
Out of interest how much is a full colour A0 print?


Irony - 9/7/18 at 12:15 PM

I quite like the vinyl cutouts.

We don't sell to the general public so I don't know what the cost would be. We general sell to our clients at 65 per square meter.


swanny - 9/7/18 at 12:52 PM

id get a mixture. I think i would want some film posters of films that inspired me as a kid to like doing silly things in cars: Gumball Rally, Canonball Run, Smokey and the Bandit.

Then some old racing ones, for me it would be le mans and a bit of UK oval racing.

A few old dealer advert for cars i have owned would be good.

And few random ones like Pikes Peak, Route 66 that kind of stuff would float my boat

Paul


jps - 9/7/18 at 04:07 PM

How has no-one suggested the Pirelli calendar? Surely the definitive bit of garage artwork?!

Personally I really like some of the Grand Prix posters (or LeMans) - especially the stylised ones from the 30s - 50's.

I saw someone who produced similar artwork at FoS a few years ago but can't find the details on Google now...


loggyboy - 9/7/18 at 04:28 PM

Not cheap but most look awesome. https://displate.com

https://displate.com/eddie/car-legends

https://displate.com/eddie/racing-cars

https://displate.com/boniu/engine-patent-drawing

https://displate.com/boniu/cars-patent-drawing

https://displate.com/iwoko/supercars-blueprints

https://displate.com/browse-collections/popular/cars

[Edited on 9-7-18 by loggyboy]


nero1701 - 9/7/18 at 06:39 PM

Cheeky Bit of Samantha Fox...


907 - 9/7/18 at 07:54 PM

When I built my workshop I painted the walls white.



Then I started hanging tools on the walls.



Can't see the paint now.


Irony - 10/7/18 at 09:34 AM

quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
Not cheap but most look awesome. https://displate.com

https://displate.com/eddie/car-legends

https://displate.com/eddie/racing-cars

https://displate.com/boniu/engine-patent-drawing

https://displate.com/boniu/cars-patent-drawing

https://displate.com/iwoko/supercars-blueprints

https://displate.com/browse-collections/popular/cars

[Edited on 9-7-18 by loggyboy]


They look pretty awesome, I only need to find away to contact the artist directly rather than go through Displate.


black fingernail - 10/7/18 at 01:55 PM

Liz Hurley from 'Bedazzled'


loggyboy - 10/7/18 at 02:27 PM

quote:
Originally posted by black fingernail
Liz Hurley from 'Bedazzled'


'Lame claim to fame' - I used to get taught by her Mum. Shame she didnt get her looks from her mum as It would have made school more fun, even Juniors.

[Edited on 10-7-18 by loggyboy]


Irony - 10/7/18 at 02:31 PM

I do appreciate the female form but I have small children and my missus runs a child minding agency from my home. Doubtful I would be allowed to have any 'really good' posters up.


Ugg10 - 10/7/18 at 03:33 PM

I really like this guys work -

http://klauswagger.at/en/artworks/

He had a stall at the Goodwood FOS about 15 years ago and I wish I had bough one of his painting as they are now out of reach. The Auto Union D Type ones are my favourite.

[Edited on 10/7/18 by Ugg10]


jps - 10/7/18 at 03:34 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Irony
I do appreciate the female form but I have small children and my missus runs a child minding agency from my home. Doubtful I would be allowed to have any 'really good' posters up.


Fair enough. Other than the GP posters (I am not a massive GP fan really) I think if I had money to burn I'd be getting posters made of some 'action' motorsport photos i've seen that have stuck in my mind. Like:

GT40 getting a good start at LeMans I saw this in a magazine ( I thought from a slightly higher angle) where it said it was Graham Hill and that he was famed for fast starts

/0/]Catching some air at Brooklands

Lancia 037 in Portugal I think there is a better version of this shot where the car is fully cresting the hill...

There's a also a good photo of a driver cresting to Brooklands Test Hill in something like a Blower Bentley, fully off the ground with a pipe clamped in his jaw, that I can't readily find


StevieB - 11/7/18 at 06:52 PM

I've always liked the work of Tim Layzell:

linky


Irony - 12/7/18 at 12:17 PM

Some really great suggestions, cheers