The Sennasational Art of Sean Kane
Terrible puns aside, Sean Kane’s retro motorsport art really is something special!
Sean’s a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Adelaide, Australia, specialising in solid logos, retro illustrations & custom made typography.
And he’s using his talents to bring much joy to the classic motorsport world, combining them with his love of motorsport, nostalgia and design to create collectible artworks featuring detailed vector illustrations and bold layouts inspired by the liveries, machines and masters of motorsport.
“The black and gold JPS liveries have always been one my favourite motorsport designs and the fact that Ayrton Senna scored his first victory in a JPS Lotus makes it all the more memorable.”
His retro motorsport collection is growing rapidly, and you can check out a sample right here! This small collection focuses on some significant moments for the great Ayrton Senna, starting with the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, which would be his first Grand Prix win.
Ayrton Senna McLaren
“Ayrton Senna – In my eyes the greatest Formula One driver. I wanted this tribute poster to capture the late 80’s early 90’s F1 era in the style that I remembered. When the cars where at their sexiest with minimal wings, classic signage, basic colours and street circuits seemed to rule. The iconic Marlboro McLaren cars of Prost and Senna are images that are ever lasting with me.”
Ayrton Senna 1987
“In 1987 Ayrton Senna won his first Monaco Grand Prix, whilst driving the Lotus 99T in the yellow Camel livery. Senna and Monaco are just 2 of those things that remind me of this great era in F1. Although the Camel Lotus was not as memorable as the JPS Black and Gold or his successful years at McLaren, There is something unexpectabily solid visually in the bright yellow Lotus.”
787B Le Mans
“The Mazda 787B – Winner of the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans. Such a unique car with an unreal sound and an even more unreal livery. This poster celebrates the only japanese and only rotary powered car to win Le Mans and its insane paint job. I was lucky enough to redesign this illustration to fit on a banner used in Johnny Herberts ‘An Evening With Johnny Herbert’ currently underway in the UK.”
Images thanks to Sean Kane