Design: Michael Schumacher’s 1994 Helmet (+extra)
Michael Schumacher was, and always will be, my hero. I was born in 1991, the year he made his debut. One of my first memories is watching him drive Formula 1 in 1994 and winning the title that year. I had a slot car set by Carrera which came with a poster of him on the podium in the 1993 season which had been on my bedroom door for about 15 years until it finally collapsed. Schumacher went on to win a record seven World Driver Championships: two with Benneton (’94, ’95), and five with Ferrari (’00, ’01, ’02, ’03 and ’04). He retired after the ’06 season, but came back with Mercedes in the 2010 season, completing a further three season without much success. This design is a personal tribute to my all-time favorite driver, especially after his skiing accident.
In regard of his skiing accident, I created a special something (which you can find below under ‘EXTRA’) for charity. But first, the regular stuff:
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)
- iPhone case (~€25)
- Laptop sleeve (~€32)
- Drawstring bag (~€25)
- 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!
Michael Schumacher was my childhood hero. I grew up watching him bend the rules on track, both in terms of regulations as in physics. When his skiing accident happened, I was in tears. While his current situation remains unclear, I’m sure many are willing to show their support. I have put this design on RedBubble as well, but will donate 75% of all proceeds made off this design to Schumacher’s charity. Now, this is not a charity to support Schumacher himself, but others like him. As they put it:
Michael is founder member of ICM, the Brain & Spine Institute. It is a research centre of international dimensions, bringing together patients, physicians and researchers, to produce rapid treatment of lesions affecting the nervous system and to apply them to patients in the speediest possible way.
I chose to only make T-shirts available for this design, as I don’t want to seem greedy over this. You can view/purchase the shirt by clicking on this link, or the preview below.