Earlier today I tweeted out to see if anyone had done any sort of interesting illustrations about the movie Drive, as I wanted an interesting image for the track I’m about to share with you. Unexpectedly, I received a ton of amazing illustrations and designs from all kinds of folks, so I thought I’d post share them with you all.
First things first, the song I was talking about.
The smarty music guy Harrison Mills, aka Catacombkid, sent me this track he made which is inspired by Drive, and I thought it was really great. It definitely feels like the vibe of the movie, electronic in nature with a bit of that 80’s vibe persisting through it. I could totally see myself driving late at night to this track, it’s a gem.
Now for the awesome art.
At the top of this post is a great poster designed by James White, aka Signal Noise, who did an amazing job. The colors, the mood, the lighting, the type – it all fits so perfectly. I especially love the light pouring out of his eye, reminiscent of when your eyes water when you’re going fast and headlights streaking in the night.
After that is Mr. Hipp’s album cover he created for the soundtrack. As with everyone else I know, the soundtrack is a big hit, so it totally makes sense why he’d create an homage. Love the colors and bold lines.
Here we have Jonny Negron’s fanart after he saw the film. I love the way he rendered the jacket, the details are really fantastic. This makes me want to read a manga series around Driver with Jonny drawing the whole thing, don’t you think that would be rad?
Then we have the cover to the newest issue of Little White Lies, which is actually dedicated to Drive. It was created by Michael Gillette, who does a perfect job of rendering Mr. Gosling. Love the color palette as well.
This one is a nice piece done by New York based illustrator Louie Chin. I feel like Louie would do an amazing job coming up with character designs for an animated Drive series. I absolutely love his line work, it’s slightly messy and gritty, totally has the feeling of Drive all over it. Plus looks at Ryan Gosling’s face! He’s got the look of a calculated killing machine down pat.
Last, but not least, is Lisa Hanawalt’s illustrations for her thoughts on Drive, which is probably one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. There are some spoilers in her breakdown, so you’ve been warned, but it’s totally worth it just to see this image with Ryan Gosling on a skateboard smoking a cigarette with a saxophone around him and parrot on his back. Yes, you read that right.
I have to give a big thanks to everyone who responded on Twitter, this was a fun post to write up. If you haven’t seen Drive yet, you clearly should.