60’s American Heavy Metal

60's American Heavy Metal

My first completed design from a planned series of prints, collected under the Motor Style Inc tagline. This series will feature a variety of different illustration styles and techniques, celebrating the unique visual style of classic motorized vehicles, vintage and historic motorsport, and other associated transportation areas of interest.

The three automobiles pictured in 60’s American Heavy Metal are a 1965 Buick Electra (top), described in the sales brochure as “It’s big, it’s sleek, and it rides like a dream,” a 1968 Ford Thunderbird (centre),“Thunder for sale: 2 doors or 4,” and a 1967 Mercury Cyclone GT (bottom), “Delivers go that can shove you right back into your bucket seat.”

There are so many great American cars from this period, which was an interesting time for auto manufacturers after the excessive design extravagance of the 1950’s. I’ve chosen just three models here that display the typical solid chunkiness seen through much of the 1960’s, and which would continue on into the following decade.


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