In retrospect I agree with the thumbs-down on the fake distressing. I was just trying to break up all the solid colour a bit but I should have done something else to accomplish the same thing that was a little more image appropriate. Also the use of Helenic Wide was probably a bad choice.
As for the white car, here's the original I used as a reference:
I will admit I used a bunch of images I had lying around already rather than starting purely from scratch, and I finished this about 10 minutes before I started printing, so if I had had more time to fine tune it I might have changed a bunch of things.
The actual printing was perfect though!
I like Jeremy's work (his FS16 poster is great), but this one just doesn't grab me. The faux distressing doesn't ring true and the oversize blown engine makes the white car look like something you'd find at Toys R Us. Methinks he tried too hard on this one. Not really authentic or informed. Just my .02.
That smaller white car is most definitely a 85-86 Dodge Charger. I had two of them. One red, one black. Mine were both Shelby turbos and were fast as shit. I moded the red one and it ran 0-60 close to 6 seconds. Fun fucking cars to drive. Ugly as shit.
Maybe that top one is a Probe but not that white one.
And I must say I actually really like this poster very much. If that white car didn't have the blown motor in it the whole thing would be really authentic looking.
It's actually a design study for the Ford Probe that was rejected.
I added the distressing because it was a lot of solid colour and I wanted to add a bit of grit to it to go with the band's image.
I also specifically chose mismatched era fonts (60's and 70's) to further enhance the cheese factor, make it look like a slapped together flyer.
19" x 25" four colour.
that don't look like a Mustang II to me.
I don't like the fake distressing. Or the combo of font with clipart. It seems like an attempt at some sort of non-specific "retro". It seems technically well-done though.