GRAPHIC DESIGN & VINYL WRAP
OCEAN PLASTIC TOUR BUS - VW Camper, or Combi vans are symbolic of the earth movement, made famous by the likes of Joss Stone, Jamie Oliver and BBC Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond - all great fans of Volkswagen campers. The Volkswagen van uses the same air cooled 4-cylinder boxer engine as the famed Beetle designed by Professor Ferdinand Porsche. Seen here the front bumper mount was rusted so badly that it was decided to remove it and weld in more substantial panels. This was long before we were given use of the vehicle. Copyright photograph Blueplanet Universal Holdings Ltd 2007, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of BUH Ltd to reproduce this picture.
SIGN WRITTEN VW'S - GALLERY
It's art Jim but not as we know it. How would you paint yours? It's not as easy as you think to come up with an original and balanced scheme. Take a look at the designs below and remember that every one was a labour of love, many with professional input.
A SAMPLE OF VW ART WORLDWIDE - The Volkswagen camper, or combi van has inspired generations to get out their paintbrushes and pen a message for others to read, or simply to express oneself. These days it is usual to vinyl wrap a vehicle, but the design and layout of any graphic is very similar no matter what medium you are working with.
Our graphics and picture wrap must exude water sport and ocean conservation. In part the camper van from Volkswagen already does that, where the classic scheme is white and sky blue with a roof rack and surfing boards. This works particularly well on split screens. The Miss Ocean tour bus is all about ocean literacy and blue growth.
We have a bay. Our Vdub is already pimped to some extent with wheel adapters and wide alloys as the starting point to give the bus better road holding when cornering. We also have a twin choke Webber carburetor and custom alloy inlet manifold that is actually engineered for fast beach buggies or desert Bajas. But what the heck, so we need to make some modifications. You can't increase the track without altering the rear wheel arches. Handling was always a problem on these wagons because of the narrow track and high bodywork.
IT'S A WRAP - This looks like a very nice splitty at a casual glance, but the owner was annoyed that where the previous guardian had some paint repairs done - the colour didn't quite match. Worse, he was quoted £3000 by a bodyshop to put it right, so decided to try a Vinyl Wrap. Boss Dog Graphics wrapped this classic wagon using an image from Dreams Time that was then printed onto the vinyl. You can have any design or colour combination you like. These are some before, during and after photos that give you an idea how things are done. You might see this bus at Brighton during local events.
DAILY MAIL - The camper van that costs the same as a
Ferrari: Fully restored 1957 split-screen Volkswagen set to reach £120,000 at auction at Bonhams at the
Goodwood Festival Of Speed on June 24 2016 showcasing decades of classic cars.
- describes the Microbus as being 'as readily recognisable as the immortal Beetle itself and a cult vehicle in its own right'.
CC - This 1957 model has a 1.5-litre engine which was stripped down, cleaned and rebuilt last year.
The seats were sand blasted and painted, and then re-trimmed in the original light brown colour, while the headlining, door cards and sunroof were made and supplied by West Coast Classics in
STARS & STRIPES - This vinyl wrap actually makes it look like the flat panels are sculpted.
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