Despite being right in the middle of pre-season, this week was a rather quite one in terms of design news.
RIP Ian Hutchinson
Unfortunately, Ian Hutchinson passed away this week. He was the designer who created lots of legendary liveries including the green 7Up Jordan from 1991, the first Mild Seven Benetton from 1994, the iconic Silk Cut Jaguar and the 2010 Virgin Racing. You can find an overview of more designs in the link below, put together by F1 Colours.
.@f1colours have put together a great collection of #F1 liveries the late Ian Hutchinson had designed. There are plenty of classics in there including the Jordan 191 and the Silk Cut Jaguar – arguably two of the best racing liveries ever.https://t.co/31qzJdTTNi— Between Racing Lines | Design Blog (@btwnracinglines) March 6, 2020
A Jordan-branded Bike
On a lighter note, we saw this bike on Twitter earlier this week, sporting a replica of the iconic Benson & Hedges livery the Jordan team used to carry in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This is super cool.
Been there,, done that lads🤪😜🤫🤫 pic.twitter.com/YLMMc0PMM2— Putin (@Putin_the_nuke) February 24, 2020
MotoGP's New TV Graphics
Having unveiled a new bespoke typeface end of February, MotoGP also unveiled a new set of TV graphics earlier this week. And they're stunning, even more so in the flesh.
New look for 2020 🤩#MotoGP has brand new graphics for the new season, bringing you closer to the action 🙌— MotoGP™ (@MotoGP) March 5, 2020
Take a look 👀#ThisIsMotoGP 🏁 pic.twitter.com/DYNIBAyNVM
Yes, the light, but have you seen those TV graphics? 😍 https://t.co/EIf5atq3kY— Between Racing Lines | Design Blog (@btwnracinglines) March 6, 2020
DTM's Season Opener Artwork
With the DTM season starting in late April, the artwork for opening round in Zolder, Belgium, was released this week – designed by Chris Rathbone. While last season's posters were already very well done, hiring Chris is of course always a winner.
Excited to be able to share my race poster illustration for @DTM for the opening round of the season. Hope you like it! #Illustration #Illustrator #DTM #Audi #BMW #Supercars #RacePoster #PosterArt #Motorsport #Vector #VectorArt #Drawing #DigitalArt #CarArt #DTM2020 #Zolder pic.twitter.com/TUQExnh6mF— Rathbone (@R4THBONE) March 5, 2020
Black Falcons GT World Challenge Europe Livery
We still can't really come to terms with the series' name but its liveries do sure look good.
Say hello to our 2020 @GTWorldChEu challenger 🔥🙌🏻Proud to continue with @TeamBlackFalcon my buddy @StolzLuca in Sprint & welcome the bro @VinceAbril to the team for Endurance 💪🏻😎 Let’s get to work boys 🤙🏻 #GTWorldChEu #MercedesAMG #BlackFalcon #IWCRacing #Spark #Urbat #Laureus pic.twitter.com/AFjCjGQIX9— Maro Engel (@MaroEngel) March 6, 2020
Earl Bamber Motorsport's Porsche New Zealand Livery
We simply love that kiwi Silver Fern on the 2020 @EBMTeam Porsche New Zealand #LiveryDesign! 🇳🇿 pic.twitter.com/UuowWyT3wx— KV Design (@KVDesign_helmet) March 3, 2020