Since this will be my first post on Oppo, allow me to introduce myself! I am Harris Lue, 21 year old Graphic Design Student at East Carolina University with a huge passion for all things car, and I work for my best friend Kenny Forbes’ race team designing his cars and all promotional materials.
I was tasked last winter with developing a new design for Kenny Forbes Racing. We wanted to develop something different and more exciting than their 2011-2012 Red/White Impala Design.
When I finally bellied up to the drawing board I was quickly inspired by the design of the, newly released, 2014 Corvette. I immediately went to work finding the highest quality press photos to develop the headlights, grille, taillights, and rear facia. I then created a 2d template that developed into a full car illustration displaying the direction we wanted to go with the graphic placement.
At the time it was a difficult task because no one had truly gotten their hands on the new Sting Ray and photography was scarce, but I found images that would work and got started on manipulating the dimensions to fit the ARBodies latemodel stock Shell.
Once It was all mocked up and printed we started wrapping the car using 3M vinyl and all of the individual pieces that were either printed or cut.
Once “Sting” was on the wheels at Martinsville Speedway for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 she was one amazing sight to behold!
It definitely turned heads and was more than I could’ve ever imagined from my first full wrap. It was a great learning experience and one hell of a journey. I hope you guys enjoy it and please leave your questions and comments below!
All Photographs were personally taken and edited by me: Harris Lue
LUE Creative 2013