Le Mans

A Day in the Life of an Audi Driver. Allan McNish, on Driving Le Mans.

This being Memorial Day weekend, there are a few traditions that happen every year. The Indianapolis 500 is run, and people all over America bar-b-que and hang with family. This is for all the racing fans out there. If you watch the Indy 500, I know you will appreciate this video for that is currently at the Audi Channel on YouTube.

Audi has created a new  video titled “A Day in the Life of an Audi Driver”. It has a really nice stylized look and combines video, animation, motion graphics, and CGI work to create a great 3 minute story that encapsulates what driving Le Mans is like. Audi’s video shows Audi Team Joest driver Allan McNish talking about the hundreds of people and hundreds of hours that go into planning for the 24 Hours at Le Mans race.

As I meantioned earlier the video currently lives at Audi’s YouTube channel but will be broadcast to the world on May 28 during Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final soccer game.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place June 11-12 at Circuit de la Sarthe in France.

 

Porsche Racing Posters, and Max Huber

I had been searching the internet for information about Swiss designer Max Huber when I found a number of smaller images of auto racing posters that he had designed in the late 40’s to late 50’s. This lead me to another set of discoveries. Porsche Racing posters from the 30’s through 80’s. Now the reason I am posting this set of images, is because they reminded me of Huber’s design style. Not just the three posters by Huber shown above, but his overall style. Huber was a master of the international Swiss style that dominated so much of graphic design that was so prominent in the decades that followed the second world war. I love the use of photography combined with the flat graphical elements in most of these posters. It is amazing how these designs, created years before computer graphics still feel fresh enough to compete with much of the design work that is being produced today. It just goes to show that you can have all the software in the world at your finger tips, but if you don’t have the skills you’re out of luck. I didn’t list credits for the designers on these pieces, but if you look at the bottom of them, there usually is a production mark with the name of the designer and the printer.

The Porsche posters below are actually quite large. Approximately 11 by 14 in size, so if you click on them they might take awhile to load in your browser. By the way. I really like number 16 with Steve McQueen.