In Malaysia, we have our own artist who can draw images or create any creative arts on the car. But, it is so little and they usually work in the small town and work for their passion and satisfaction. Maybe one day we can invite them to show their capabilities in the autoshow.
But in UK, there are a lot of artists who are already famous with their creative work.British artist Alan Aldridge is one of them. He has created a one-off Mini Aldridge Special as part of a display of his work at the Design Museum in London.
Alan Aldridge is known primarily for his creative work throughout the 1960s and 70s. Dubbed ‘The Graphic Entertainer’, Aldridge illustrated lyric books for the Beatles, album covers for The Rolling Stones, The Who and Elton John, was Art Director for Penguin Books and illustrated much-loved children’s books such as ‘The Butterfly Ball’.
The MINI Aldridge Special is adorned with an array of images, shapes and patterns, each reflecting either a male or female theme, just as the 1965 car did.
The design theme is split between each side of the car, the driver side being largely set on a blue background and masculine in appearance, with passenger near side artistry backed on pink.
The work of Alan Aldridge is synonymous with some of the most important names in the history of British culture, so MINI is delighted to support this exhibition by offering Alan a car to work on.