U21 – Poster and Vintage Photo Design

Tuesday, 23. August 2011

Birthday present.

A poster of U21 – a 1952 ½ ton truck.

Poster of U21 - a 1952 GMC ½ Ton Truck

Photos and design by me – Simon Holm List.

A vintage photo design of U21.

Vintage Photo of U21 - a 1952 GMC ½ Ton Truck

Photo and design by me – Simon Holm List.

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Syborg Twin Turbo Poster #4

Wednesday, 25. November 2009

Poster 4 ouf of 6.

Marty's Syborg Twin Turbo 04

Marty McGuire’s Syborg Twin Turbo V6.
Poster design by me – Simon Holm List.


Creating the TourDeluxe Poster

Thursday, 18. June 2009

People have asked me how I create my posters. So I have decided to post the things that I find important when I create posters.

Get to Know Your Software
I use Photoshop myself, I am no Photoshop expert and I continue to learn new things about the program but I know my way around it.

Doing a Sketch or Not
Sometimes I do a quick sketch of what I have in mind for the poster. The sketches I do are not pretty but they serve their purpose. Commonly I just pick out the main picture for the poster, load it in Photoshop, add a headline, try out different fonts, add other things that may suit the poster, move things around, try different effects, etc. Then things usually start to happen, but if they do not I look for inspiration elsewhere; like in newspapers, magazines, nature, other people’s posters, movies, etc.

TourDeluxe 1 - Sketch
TourDeluxe 2 - Photoshop
Doing a Sketch.. ..or Not

Thinking You Are Done
Sometimes somewhere along the process you get new ideas, feeling that something is not quite right or your wife comes up with something! 🙂

So what should you do, should you pursue your new ideas or should you finish what you are doing? Well I usually ask myself the following questions to figure that out.

  • How long will my new ideas take to do?
  • Are my new ideas really better than what I am already doing?
  • Does it require a total redesign, then perhaps I should save my new ideas for another poster?

Sometimes it is better to leave it as-is, sometimes it is better to follow you new ideas. It all depends..

TourDeluxe 3 - Photoshop
TourDeluxe Poster
Thinking You Are Done The Final Version

Useful Tips

  • Remember to use the web, you can find lots of useful stuff there for both inspiration and for Photoshop (if that is what you are using).
  • View your work on different monitors and do test prints on a printer you are familiar with. That way you know that what you create looks right on more than just your own monitor.
  • Get critique from others. I use my wife for this, she knows me inside out and she is honest and I can see right away when she is right about the comments she makes. (Which can be a bit annoying from time to time). 😉

TourDeluxe Poster

Tuesday, 9. June 2009

A Father’s Day present.

TourDeluxe Poster

Mr. McGuire’s tourDeluxe.
Poster design by me – Simon Holm List.


Syborg Twin Turbo Poster #3

Tuesday, 26. May 2009

Poster 3 ouf of 6.

Marty's Syborg Twin Turbo 03

Marty McGuire’s Syborg Twin Turbo V6.
Poster design by me – Simon Holm List.


3 Posters for 3 People at pro-touring.com

Saturday, 14. February 2009
Tom's Mustang Cobra Poster

Photos by Rich Graswald and Tom Clark.
Design by me – Simon Holm List.

Steve's 65 Pontiac Tempest Custom Poster

Photos by Steve Linn.
Design by me – Simon Holm List.

Cliff's 68 Firebird Poster

Photos by Otto van den Toorn and Cliff Siebert.
Design by me – Simon Holm List.


The Rain Passed

Tuesday, 10. October 2006

The rain had stopped and the sun was going down.

1967 Camaro SS After Rain
1967 Camaro SS After Rain
1967 Camaro SS After Rain

See all the pictures.