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Rinspeed's Photoshop car art collection

Posted by Clifford Atiyeh  May 26, 2009 05:16 PM

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Chiara Gasparetto's "Good Vibes XV" features the Rinspeed eXasis. (Rinspeed)

There are so many filters, layer options, tools, and dialog boxes in Photoshop capable of altering a simple photo, or — in the typical case of self-taught computer wizards — destroying one.

Car-savvy PC geeks have all tried creating car art (who doesn't love putting fake lens flares on headlights, or using the cutout filter for an instant illustration?) Only the very few, like the European graphic artists in Rinspeed's new collection, get it right.

Several dozen examples of the Swiss automaker's wild concepts — including the iChange shown at this year's Geneva Auto Show — are available on canvas, art paper, or Plexiglas at reasonable prices (under $300).

Modern art collectors or auto enthusiasts looking for something other than Corvette posters to adorn bare walls should take notice. Those running stolen copies of the Adobe Creative Suite may try to recreate some of these works at a fraction of the cost. And they'll certainly look like it, too.

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3 comments so far...
  1. I think it's cool to get the print on Plexilas but beyond that I don't think there's that much more artistic quality over something a college kid could make.

    Throw in a pair of 3D glasses and I'm sold. LOL

    Posted by Andy May 27, 09 08:48 AM
  1. This is gimmicky junk. None of it enhances the original photo.

    Posted by glambake May 29, 09 12:35 PM
  1. For another Photoshop 'Car Art' collection, visit:

    Posted by Bob May 31, 09 01:29 PM

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