There is an infamous poster series designed revolving around an even more infamous car race that has been taking place over a span of nearly a hundred years, the Monaco Grand Prix. The artwork made to announce the new event each spring emblazons all of the exoticism, thrill and magnetism of the race itself, somehow steeped in an enigmatic air of mystery and excitement. Although the race still takes place today, it retains a definitive tone of a sepia-faded photograph and its finely aged allure, rich with nostalgia yet brimming with energy— this in part due to the electric art designs that helped carve the Grand Prix’s visual stamp.
The racecourse is laid out on the streets of the country of Monaco situated amongst the hills of the French Riviera, the landscape serving to offer a dynamic tight-winding set of curves and elevation changes, creating one of the world’s most eclectic and often dangerous routes, but that has been named "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige." The poster designs of such a phenomenon are nothing short of glimmering, like the swimming waves of mirage rising from the concrete in the heat.