It's 2020! Time for the first edition of This Week in Racing Design of the decade. 🤯Since we took an extended holiday break, this one is actually going to cover the last two weeks.
The Best Livery of 2020
Hate to disappoint you, livery designers, but you can put down your Wacom pen and go home. There won't be a better livery than that one by Andy Blackmore this year.
Credits for the header image go to Jamey Price, by the way. He's an amazing photographer and we're sure you're following him already. If you don't, you definitely need to.
Day one of the #Roar has come to an end and we are just getting a preview into the 2020 @IMSA season! What do you think of the #GrasserRacing livery?!— The Torque Show (@TorqueShowLive) January 3, 2020
Photo by @jameypricephoto #IMSA #IMSA2020 #RoarBeforeThe24 #Lamborghini #LamborghiniSC #Daytona24 #Livery #HuracanGT3 #GTD pic.twitter.com/PTCMj6IwpD
HAPPY NEW YEAR!— andy blackmore (@andyblackmore) January 1, 2020
1st of 3 new liveries out in the open for #IMSA 2020 and the #Roar. This Pop-Art livery for #GearRacing came about just before Christmas and due to time with an open brief I had one shot at a #livery, so pleased how it turned out. pic.twitter.com/YvSejdoouM
M-Sport's 2020 Livery
M-Sport has unveiled their livery for the 2020 WRC season. They have in fact consistenly delivered great liveries in the last years and this one is no exception. We really dig the dynamic shapes and patterns on the car.
What do you think of our new 2020 livery? Designed by our young and ambitious team, and captured within the structure of our future - the M-Sport Evaluation Centre #WRC #MSPORTERS #Ford #FordFiesta #FordPerformance pic.twitter.com/xS9CeDCczL— M-Sport (@MSportLtd) January 9, 2020
Bentley 2020 Livery
Speaking of M-Sport, they're also the ones running the Bentley factory campaign in this year's Intercontinental GT Challenge. Also there, they're going to field an amazing design. As much as we like the polygon pattern, that green colour and finish are even better. Great job!
It’s time for another world tour for Bentley Team @MSportLtd as they prepare for the full 2020 @IntercontGTC in this striking new livery. #BringTheThunder— Bentley Motorsport (@BentleyRacing) January 9, 2020
Discover more: https://t.co/96a0jCLjce pic.twitter.com/QuW38c0ypJ
Vector Tutorials Coming Up
Designer Matt Reeves announced releasing some vector tutorials throughout the year. That's exactly the type of content we need to enable new talents to join our community and not so new talents to become better and raise the industry standard overall. We can't wait – no pressure, Matt. 😉
Stay tuned in 2020 for a series of tutorials in vector illustration. Start from scratch and build up to a fully rendered, customisable file - perfect for livery work or just for fun! @Illustrator #vectorart #liverydesign #art #graphicdesign pic.twitter.com/8WhBau4s8z— Matt Reeves Design Ltd (@M_Reeves_Design) January 7, 2020
DTM Celebrates New Year
Good news: Chris Rathbone is still doing Chris Rathbone things – this time for the DTM. Needless to say, this illustration is awesome. Hope that goes without saying by now.
Excited to be working with @DTM for the season. Here’s the first illustration I created to celebrate the New Year!#Illustration #Illustrator #DTM #HappyNewYear #Audi #AstonMartin #BMW #Supercars #RacePoster #PosterArt #Motorsport #Vector #VectorArt#Drawing #DigitalArt #CarArt pic.twitter.com/riucIxQxnf— Rathbone (@R4THBONE) January 3, 2020
Some cool artworks
There have been two more cool artworks the last two weeks we'd like to share with you. Great job, Ivan and Quentin!
Little icons for an infographic I'm working on. #WRC #WRCchampions #ICRdesigns #Rallying pic.twitter.com/uLJTlUqEB1— Iván Cayuelas (@ICRdesigns) January 9, 2020
This is a @BTCC legend, the iconic Williams Renault Laguna ! One of my childhood dream race car ! #TocaTouringCars #PlayStation #Supertourisme @RenaultSport @renault_uk pic.twitter.com/HoywJXQdRU— Quentin Guibert (@Quentin_Gbt) January 6, 2020
Found something that wasn't on this list? Tweet us @btwnracinglines and we'll include it in next week's edition!