Today, I released the fourth Lowly Gentlemen print in an ongoing series of artwork meant to introduce automotive passion to the world of interior decorating. This particular composition is one that has been sitting at the back of my mind for some time now. I have always wanted to mesh my background in oil painting with the more refined blueprint style that I’ve developed in my automotive work.
It seems rare that a Daily Grind update offers a chance to share so much, but a lot has happened at the StanceWorks HQ since our last report. From new parts and new art, to new cars, both big and small, we’ve been having fun this summer.
Easily the most exciting update is the announcement of the latest Lowly Gentlemen art print. Hand drawn by Andrew once again, the latest limited-number print features a draft drawing of Mercedes’ famous Sauber C9 prototype race car.
Last Summer, Michael Morelli’s Lotus Elise found its way to the StanceWorks homepage; its rough-and-tumble demeanor, exclusive parts, and the widened arches made for a car that few could believe was built to be driven daily. However, in the 12 months that have since passed, Michael has found that the Lotus deserves to be where it was intended: on the track. As someone with exotic tastes, few cars fit the bill as a replacement.
From function to form, BMW’s Isetta microcar is undoubtedly one of the most unique vehicles in the brand’s history. Few cars with a roundel incite reactions similar to the bubble-top coupe; its unusual 3-wheel (or four, depending on the model) stature, front-facing door, and single-cylinder power plant all join to create a car that is unlike any other.
On the far side of LA, Santo’s Italian Car Service sits just south of the Granada Hills in Northridge, California. Opened in 1981 by Santo Rimicci, the shop has catered to, as one might guess, Italian purebreds, for more than thirty years. Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Ferraris, and Lancias all take up shop space, waiting for their turn at the hands of one of California’s best classic Italian service and race shops.