Design: Damon Hill’s 1996 helmet
As a young Schumacher fan growing up in the early ’90s, Damon Hill was the antagonist I loved to hate. Not just the infamous ’94 clash in Australia which saw Schumacher take his first WDC, but also the ’96 season in which Hill defeated Schumacher. He gained some of my sympathy when he was booted off Williams for the ’97 season, having to race for Arrows as all other seats at the time were taken. After that, he went to drive for Jordan, but slowly disappeared into obscurity only to retire after the ’99 season. His helmet design though, was based on the design used by his father (Graham Hill) who died in a plane accident when Damon was a toddler. To date, Graham and Damon hill are the only father and son who have both won the World Driver’s Championship.
Even though I didn’t like the driver, I did like working on this design. But, you can here for a reason, so enough talk. Below, you can see the stuff on offer, both free and paid:
Now seriously, if you like to have this as a wallpaper for either your phone or computer but you dislike the background color or you want the helmet to be slightly smaller/larger or a different aspect ratio, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or click the link in the sidebar if you have outlook configured). Put the name of the driver (in this case: Lauda) in the subject title, and tell me what you want differently. If you want a different color, it helps me if you can tell me the hex code (i.e. #FFFFFF, which is white). If not, a description will do. I will reply to you with the product of your input attached!
As much as I want to, I can’t magically make free shirts or mugs with this design appear. Thankfully, you can purchase them through Redbubble. As far as I have heard from people who have purchased designs by me before, the quality is good and delivery is in about a week. You can buy loads, such as the aforementioned t-shirts and mugs, but also stickers, phone cases (mainly iPhone and Samsung), hoodies, bags, journals, and even clocks. Below you can view a few choice options (which I’d love to buy myself if I could) and links to pages where you can buy them.
- T-shirts (starting ~€22)
- Sticker (~€2,50)
- Travel mug (~€25)
- Spiral notebook (~€10)
- Coffee mug (~€15)
For all options, you can scroll down on this page. If you’d like to purchase something but want a tiny edit, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. If you purchase something, please let me know (either on reddit, facebook or twitter, links in the sidebar) and I will thank you personally!
All current helmet designs:
- Damon Hill 1996
- Fernando Alonso 2017 (Indy 500)
- Gilles Villeneuve 1980
- James Hunt 1976
- Michael Schumacher 1994
- Niki Lauda 1984
- Sebastian Vettel 2015