Brandon Ortwein's Ultimate Rides
You remember your first car forever, from that time it helped you get laid, to that time it helped you not get laid, because you still drive it. Honoring his first ride by turning all others into it, Brandon Ortwein, with "It Would be Cooler as a Van"."Bortwein" is an ATX graphic designer whose first ride, a 1980s Dodge Ram w/ airbrushed lion wheel-cover, led him to transform a slew of his favorite TV and movie vehicles into illustrated passion-wagons, classy re-imaginations now available in prints, stretched canvases, iPhone/iPad cases, and laptop skins -- which, being of vans, are evocative of where much of your comp's skin is filmed. There are 26 different designs altogether, including:
go screw yourself Bortwein's also hawking clever non-auto prints such as "River Phoenix" (a body of water in the shape of the fiery bird) and a fedora-wearing bear called "Untouchable California Love" -- sadly, also the name of your '88 Malibu.