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Brief Published: 14 Oct 2014

Capturing Speed with Colour

Fabian Oefner

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner has collaborated with Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari to capture the high-speed performance of its 2015 California T model using brightly coloured ultraviolet paint.

Oefner blasts the vehicle with a 150 mph air stream while simultaneously spraying glow-in-the-dark neon pigment towards it. Colourful streaks of blue, yellow, pink and purple UV paint stream down the body of the car, exemplifying the extreme pace of speed. 

“This technique could have the potential for surface pattern effects on hard personal accessories, such as watches and mobile phone cases – or even luggage,” suggests Stylus’ Sophie Corfan, assistant editor of Product Design.

For further inspiration surrounding automotive colourways and body finishes, see our reports Art Drive! and Colour & the City Car. See also Spraypaint Effects and Exploding Colour for more on how movement can create patterns and colour.

Look out for more auto innovations in our Paris Motor Show 2014 coverage, coming later this week.