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“Auto Aerobics”: Chris Labrooy creates crazy digital sculptures made of retro cars

I’m really enjoying this series of stretched and interlinked classic cars by UK-based illustrator Chris Labrooy.

"Chris Labrooy uses his digital tools to greatly emphasize the original sculptural qualities of the cars."  “Auto Aerobics”: Chris Labrooy creates crazy digital sculptures made of retro cars  auto aerobics by chris labrooy 1

Labrooy graduated from the RCA with an MA in design products and has since been using various 3D tools to explore the intersection of typography, architecture, product design and visual art.

"Chris Labrooy uses his digital tools to greatly emphasize the original sculptural qualities of the cars."  “Auto Aerobics”: Chris Labrooy creates crazy digital sculptures made of retro cars  auto aerobics by chris labrooy 2

American cars’ motto in the 70′s seemed to be the bigger the better. Auto Aerobics takes this concept to the next level. Suspended in the air, retro American cars appear deformed and all tangled up.

"Chris Labrooy uses his digital tools to greatly emphasize the original sculptural qualities of the cars."  “Auto Aerobics”: Chris Labrooy creates crazy digital sculptures made of retro cars  auto aerobics by chris labrooy 3

By making them even bigger and assembling them together, he creates impressive digital sculptures that seems to celebrate a bygone era when cars were America’s most cherished industry.

"Chris Labrooy uses his digital tools to greatly emphasize the original sculptural qualities of the cars."  “Auto Aerobics”: Chris Labrooy creates crazy digital sculptures made of retro cars  auto aerobics by chris labrooy 4

The series does a great job at showing Labrooy’s amazing CGI skills. If the vehicles didn’t have such a crazy structure, one could think these cars were real.

"Chris Labrooy uses his digital tools to greatly emphasize the original sculptural qualities of the cars."  “Auto Aerobics”: Chris Labrooy creates crazy digital sculptures made of retro cars  auto aerobics by chris labrooy 5

Chris has exhibited at the design museum in London and been featured in various publications, exploring CGI as a creative medium in itself which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural form. You can see more in his portfolio and over on Debut Art.

"Chris Labrooy uses his digital tools to greatly emphasize the original sculptural qualities of the cars."  “Auto Aerobics”: Chris Labrooy creates crazy digital sculptures made of retro cars  auto aerobics by chris labrooy 6

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