About Ricardo Santos
Ricardo.Fine Car Artwork is the personal brand of Ricardo Santos, a Portuguese art director and graphic designer. Currently working at Turbo – Portugal’s oldest monthly car magazine, Ricardo has given over the years glimpses of his talent at newspapers such as Diário de Notícias, 24 Horas and Jornal I, with the latter being awarded by the Society for News Design with the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper, 2010. Part of the design team that drew the journal from day one, Ricardo has since collected other awards on behalf of Turbo after completely redesigning the publication and transforming it in what is today one of the most beautiful car magazines in the world. A former rally co-driver, Ricardo’s love for cars and motorsport has driven him to create images of Formula 1 and rally cars from the 80’s and 90’s, all penned up on an irresistible retro style that remind us why we love racing: “I try to focus on the shape, the shadows, glows and colors of the cars to create simple but eye catching images, which I believe is a direct influence of my day job in newspapers and magazines trying to create simple and easy to understand work”, he said on an interview for Motorsportretro.com, with the guys over there mesmerized by his work. A perfectionist by nature, motivated by giving that extra detail that makes the difference, Ricardo’s art prints resemble his personality and can be purchased as framed paintworks, iPhone and iPad covers, beautiful post cards, inspiring t-shirts and even comfortable pillows, allowing all motorsport fanatics to sleep with the car or driver of their dreams. Cool, isn’t it?
Ricardo Santos joined Society6 on May 26, 2012. Verified on May 26, 2012.