We are all fascinated by automotive fine art maker Automobilist’s minimalist and detailed style in its unique prints and posters, having seen their work on the Senna poster set last year. The company has just released a new collection featuring three times Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion Jackie Stewart, aka “The Flying Scot”, celebrating his 80th Birthday and the 50th anniversary of his first Champion title win in 1969.
The collection consists of four 50 x 70 cm posters and one fine art print that comes in three sizes. “The Green Hell” is limited to 500 pieces only, featuring a special layer of embossed red foil that pays homage to the infamous Nürburgring circuit. The second one is an expansion of Automobilist’s Helmet Collection, showing Sir Jackie’s open face Buco helmet with Royal Stewart Tartan on a Scottish Flag background. “The Flying Scot” pay tributes to his #20 blue Matra MS80 race car, while “Monza Victory” celebrates the race he secured his first World’s Champion title.
The signature piece of the collection, “The Scot’s Italian Job”, is a snapshot of the closest 1-2-3-4 finish in Formula 1 history. Jackie Stewart finished in first place, immediately followed by Jochen Rindt, Jean- Pierre Beltoise and Bruce McLaren in Monza race in 1969, which he claimed the Drivers’ title and Matra-Ford claimed the Manufacturers’ title with three remaining races in the season. As with other artwork from Automobilist, the historic scene has been created by blending 3D models and digital photography.
A part of the proceeds from the collection will benefit Race Against Dementia, the charity founded by Jackie Stewart after his wife Helen’s diagnosis in 2014.