VW Van

Pull&Bear Bring VW Vans to the Citadium.

To mark the opening of Pull&Bear at the Citadium in Paris, the store contacted 4 international artist and asked them to unleash their creative juices on classic VW vans. The Vans were painted white and used as the canvas for each artist to work there magic.

Italian artist Michela Picchi, produces works for magazines, and multiple brands. She draws inspiration from collage works and psychedelia with a modern and sophisticated twist. Picchi is now based in Berlin Germany.

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Shoboshobo is a Paris native with a strong link to Japan and Japanese culture. He has worked in a range of disciplines within the field of graphic design as well as the music industry. His work is exhibited in multiple countries and can be seen in galleries through out Europe. His primary style features are a lack of color and a personal universe of half disturbing, half tender figures which he depicts with a pop touch.

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Martina Paukova is a Slovakian illustrator living and working out of London. Her career has provided illustrations for a wide range of clients ranging from international magazines, museums, ad agencies, schools and other institutions. Her colorful work is inspired by vintage images and texts.

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Kyle Platt is a prolific graphic artist and illustrator based in the UK. His career has taken many turns from entertainer to social critic, but he is primarily known for work he has done for such clients as the New York Times, and Vice. His work reminds me of artist Jim Nutt, and like Nutt’s works you will either love it or hate it, but you definitely won’t be left without an opinion on it.

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Sunday Want. A Porsche Formula V and VW Transporter.

Based on the rarity of these vehicles, and the history behind them, I’m betting the “Price on Request” is close to a million dollars. I could be way off here, but we are talking about the Porsche V racing car and the custom VW Pickup Van built to carry it. Both date to 1964, and have had full frame off restorations. Based on the photos, these two are going to bring a pretty penny when they sell. If I had the money I’d be all over it, even though there is no way my 6 foot 4 inch body is ever going to fit in that tiny Porsche racer. That’s OK though, I’d be happy just to drive the van and gaze at the wonderful lines of the V. If you have the money, the complete history and contact info for the cars can be found here.

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The Vintage VW Van, Presented in Dealer Book Glory.

I was over on VintageBus, and came across a series of images scanned from the pages of original Volkswagen dealer books. The type treatments and graphics on these are just amazing, and the images offer a great look at vehicle signage, and graphics from 50 or so years ago. The images haven’t been color corrected, which ads to the nostalgic feeling of them. The business logos on some of these are just amazing as well.

As the former owner of a Volkswagen 32 Window Van, I fell in love these. Hope you enjoy them as well.