While the Red Bull merchandise is certainly aimed towards a younger market, it can be worn by anyone. These impressions are further re-enforced with numerous photos of Vettel and the Toro Rosso drivers wearing the hoodies and jackets. But good design is for everyone (including Webber )! I don’t think I have seen photos of Webber wearing the Red Bull hoodies so I thought I’d share them on the blog:
It looks good on all of the guys, right? Of course the next question is: Who wore it best?
Can F1 drivers be “designers”? With Red Bull’s Marketing Genius Team they can. Vettel and Webber have both designed t shirts for Red Bull’s Wings for Life program, which benefits research for paraplegia.
Let’s examine the designs of each driver, shall we?
Here is Vettel’s design:
Hmm. How creative… err not really. I think this design is pretty uninspiring. After all, it’s not like he designed the graphic, it already existed. Perhaps it was Vettel’s idea to have the print to be “distressed.” I duno, but this isn’t for me.
Here is Webber’s design:
It’s rather cute and clever, isn’t it? This design could appeal to both men and women and is more interesting than Vettel’s design. Good job Webber, I’m sure the designers at RB like your design more than Vettel’s (I sure do anyway!!!).
Bonus points awarded to Webber for maintaining “model attitude” in this photo.
Whose t-shirt would you wear? I’d wear Webber’s over Vettel’s any day. If you are interested in these t-shirts, they are available for purchase at the Official Red Bull Online shop for about 35 euros.
When I saw this photo of the WDC contenders in Abu Dhabi, I could only picture their photos in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. I’m not sure why I was reminded of Communist propaganda, but I was. Since I don’t have access to Photoshop currently, I did the following in MS Paint (tsk tsk…):
Whose photo would make a good replacement for good ol’ Mao Zedong? Perhaps Vettel, since he is the current WDC? Or maybe Alonso because team orders are for the good of the country? He also drives for a “red” team… LOL, just kidding.
I was planning on making individual posts for my remaining Spa content. However, I’ve had a case of writer’s block since my creativity is being siphoned off into designing at the moment. Hopefully the subsequent content isn’t too bad.
Jaime gets scarved:
Jaime was wearing a cotton scarf in Spa. If you look carefully, the pattern is kinda interesting, a sort of graphic plaid perhaps? Anyhoo these types of scarves are so trendy yet mainstream now. I know because I see certain grandmas sporting them too. Yeah. It’s not that I don’t like them… they’re just a tad common now!
Reubens’ 300 gp:
Though Reubens’ 300th GP was unlucky, there is a commerative t-shirt. If you weren’t lucky enough to win one from his twitter contest, it is available for purchase at http://www.tf.com.br. There are two lengths available, short and long sleeve. They are a bit pricey however at 119-129 Brazil reals. The design also reminds me of a Subaru t-shirt from a couple years ago. If I get unlazy I’ll take a photo of it tonight.
You can really see the family spirit, which is quite nice!
I expected more pictures of Jessica, but they were surprisingly hard to find. Jessica was seen on race day wearing a grey sweater, white skinny jeans, her reappearing cream shawl*, and pink ballet flats. It’s hard to tell what brand of shoes Jessica was wearing, but my best guess would be Repetto. It’s also good to see that her jeans are at the proper length… there is no severe ankle bunching in sight**. This is a very simple look to replicate (well, except for the Birkin of course, as that costs major $$$).
*This shawl has been seen before in Monaco and Shanghai
** I happen to think it looks ok sometimes, but I understand it’s a pain to hem jeans.
Yay, now it’s time for Spa. Hopefully there will be some interesting things to illustrate.
I sympathize with Mark Webber. Really, I do. He seems like a good guy!
But, does anyone else think that sometimes Webber looks really super evil and devilish? I guess he just gets caught in some bad expressions on television and certain photos…
I can’t be the only one, right?