Newspaper classifieds were actually once the most popular ways to buy and sell used cars, before Craigslist moved in and began doing brisk business with parts, and also automotive stuff, when people eventually tired of looking for penises. Now making auto classifieds relevant again: Adam Ambro Designs.
A CU Denver-trained architect who's probably not thrilled about the previous sentence, Ambro creates “highly textured" renderings of classic cars & motorcycles with pen/ marker/ whiteout on top of recycled auto classifieds, work he claims "looks to find beauty in less-than-obvious places". Brake for these:
Limited Edition Beetle No. 2: A 20"x30" newspaper-sized, limited-edition giclee print, the VW pictured is a drawing of a photo his brother-in-law took somewhere near Dallas/Fort Worth “in a field full of nothing but rusted out Beetles”, also what you're basically forced to play at a hippie drag race.
911 Limited Edition: This archival print is inspired by a photo Ambro took north of downtown in a Brighton Boulevard junkyard full of two dozen Porsches, meaning someone in Cherry Creek just decided to buy 24 new cars.
White Convertible: Based on a photo he took in a parking lot by the old Mile High before Invesco was built, this busted drop-top sits in front of a fence with a sign reading "Danger: High Voltage", meaning its wattage must measure at least an Electric Six.
If classic cars aren't your thing, he's also got prints giving the same treatment to scooters, tractors, and Airstream trailers, unlike the trailers to be found on Craigslist, who're just dudes who follow your car, and ironically, would love to live out of you.
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