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Design: Dota World

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Three weeks ago I had an idea for a design – a spherical Dota World. In an hour or so, I put this idea to paper. That was the easy part. What followed was three weeks of painstakingly coming to terms with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator, which I, at the time, was still a novice at. I learned through practice, and I am quite happy with the result. I am hoping to get this approved by Valve to sell during TI7, for which I uploaded the product here. If you like this work, please vote! If it fails approval, it is already for sale through Redbubble here. Keep reading

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Design: Ayrton Senna’s Helmet (1990-ish)

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What words could one dedicate to Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna which haven’t been said before? His career was excellently (albeit a tad biased) documented in the 2010 documentary ‘Senna’ (IMDb link) which for many was their first glimpse into the sport. Understandably, Senna’s fanbase (for a non-current driver) equals Schumacher’s. Who could forget his battles with other 80’s legends such as Prost and Mansell. The 1988 dominance of the MP4/4 and the resulting rivalry between Senna and Prost puts even Rosberg vs. Hamilton to shame. Sadly, we lost Senna in the darkest weekend Formula 1 ever knew, the 1994 San Marino GP. Luckily, Senna will be remembered for decades if not centuries to come.
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Design: Gilles Villeneuve’s 1980 helmet

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There are hardly more tragic stories than that of Gilles Villeneuve. The Canadian driver drove his first race in 1977 for McLaren, but was picked up by Ferrari for the final two races of the 1977 season. He won his first race in the following 1978 season at his home grand prix. He came close to winning the 1979 championship, but was plagued with problems in the ’80 and ’81 seasons. Then, finally, Ferrari seemed to have built a title challenger for the 1982 season.  After two retirements, Villeneuve came second  in the third race after Ferrari’s #2 driver Didier Pironi who had agreed beforehand to let Villeneuve win the race. Anguished, Villeneuve tried to destroy Pironi in the next race at Zolder. Unfortunately, he pushed too hard and fatally crashed during the qualifying session, leaving behind his young son Jacques, who went on to win the 1997 WDC.
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Design: Damon Hill’s 1996 helmet

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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.
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Design: James Hunt’s 1976 helmet (+extra)

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James Hunt will always be seen as the “bad boy” of Formula 1. Not only was he famous for his ‘all or nothing’ attitude on track, his off-track escapades might even be better remembered. Hunt entered F1 in the 1973 season for Hesketh, scoring two podiums in his first season (the first being a third place in my country, the Netherlands!). He took his first victory in 1975 (again in the Netherlands) which earned him a promotion to the McLaren team. During the 1976 season, he had a legendary run for the title battling Niki Lauda, which was ultimately decided in Hunt’s favor. I can recommend the movie ‘Rush‘ if you are interested in his story, available on Netflix. After two more fruitless seasons with McLaren, Hunt made the transition to Wolf Racing but retired halfway through the season. He became Murray Walker’s co-commentator for British broadcasting, but passed away way to early in 1993 at the age of just 45.
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