Chiara Gasparetto's "Good Vibes XV" features the Rinspeed eXasis. (Rinspeed)
There are so many filters, layer options, tools, and dialog boxes in Photoshop capable of altering a simple photo, or — in the typical case of self-taught computer wizards — destroying one.
Car-savvy PC geeks have all tried creating car art (who doesn't love putting fake lens flares on headlights, or using the cutout filter for an instant illustration?) Only the very few, like the European graphic artists in Rinspeed's new collection, get it right.
Several dozen examples of the Swiss automaker's wild concepts — including the iChange shown at this year's Geneva Auto Show — are available on canvas, art paper, or Plexiglas at reasonable prices (under $300).
Modern art collectors or auto enthusiasts looking for something other than Corvette posters to adorn bare walls should take notice. Those running stolen copies of the Adobe Creative Suite may try to recreate some of these works at a fraction of the cost. And they'll certainly look like it, too.
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|Clifford Atiyeh is an automotive writer and car enthusiast . He has spent his entire life driving cars he doesn't own.
In the garage: 1995 21-speed Iron Horse, 2002 Jeep Wrangler X (by association)
|Bill Griffith is a veteran Boston Globe reporter, having reviewed cars for more than 10 years and serving as assistant sports editor for 25 years. He was also the paper's sports media columnist.
In the garage: 2006 Subaru Baja
|John Paul is public affairs manager for AAA Southern New England, a certified mechanic, and a Globe columnist. He hosts a weekly radio show on WROL.
In the garage: Hyundai Sante Fe, Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible
|Craig Fitzgerald has been writing about cars, motorcycles, and the automotive industry since 1999. He is the former editor of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car.
In the garage: 1968 Buick Riviera, 1996 Buick Roadmaster, 1974 Honda CB450
|Keith Griffin is president of the New England Motor Press Association and edits the used car section on About.com. He also writes for the Hartford Business Journal and various weekly newspapers in Connecticut.
In the garage: Mazda 5, Dodge Neon
|George Kennedy is a senior writer for WheelsTV in Acton, which produces video reviews for Yahoo, MSN, and other auto websites.
In the garage: Lifted 1999 Jeep Cherokee