Design: Fernando Alonso’s 2017 Indianapolis 500 helmet
Fernando Alonso. He’s having a hard time currently with the McLaren Honda in Formula 1. The two-time WDC winner with Renault started his career with Minardi scoring points on his debut. Moved to Renault, ended Schumacher’s reign by dominating the ’05 and ’06 season and left for McLaren. At McLaren, he was pushed out by Ron Dennis in favor of the then new talent Lewis Hamilton, only to return to Renault. He was picked up by Ferrari to replace Raikkonen in order to challenge the Red Bulls – a venture which ultimately ended in a lot of frustration and disappointment. He then turned to McLaren for the new Honda era, which remains largely fruitless three seasons in. In order for Alonso to keep sane, McLaren have allowed him to take part in the Indianapolis 500 this year, matched with a fresh, retro-inspired helmet design, as pictured above.
Making this design was fun, although a bit hard as I was still coming to grips with Adobe Illustrator. Yet, you can enjoy the fruits of my efforts below.
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)
- Spiral notebook (~€10)
- Hardcover journal (~€16)
- Clock (~€26)
- 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