- Hardcover: 72 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books (6 Dec. 2013)
- Language: German, English, French
- ISBN-10: 1781168350
- ISBN-13: 978-1781168356
- Product Dimensions: 30.6 x 1.4 x 34.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Timeless Racer: Machines of a Time Traveling Speed Junkie (German) Hardcover – 6 Dec 2013
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Daniel's designs are spectacular. And the machines--presented in every detail and a highly personal style--intrigue as always” -- Flavio Manzoni, director of Ferrari Design
“Simon created a dream world I would race in any day-- this is really cool stuff!” -- André Lotterer, winner 24 Hours of Le Mans with team Joest Audi R18, 2011 and 2012
“Daniel Simon's imagination is matched only by his spectacular vision of a sensational motor racing future. With its suave drivers, gorgeous girls, and international men of mystery, The Timeless Racer is a book like no other.”; -- British GQ magazine
“Daniel's imagination is extraordinary. It is joyful to see this fantasy blend of past and future racing.” -- From the foreword by Jacky Ickx, racing legend
“I have photographed motor racing for 50 years, and I am amazed by Simon's virtual imagery.” Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, famed racing photographer"
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After Cosmic Motors was published, he has went on to work on films like Tron: Legacy, Prometheus, Marvel's Captain America and Oblivion.
The Timeless Racer is Daniel Simon's personal project, one that he took time off in 2011 from movie work to create. It's a cumulative of 4,500 hours of work in the book.
It's a big 12 by 14 inch hardcover book. The beautiful cover is of matte smooth surface. There are only 72 pages so you'll most likely be left wanting more after looking at the amazing visuals and work inside, and also if you compared it to the 176-page Cosmic Motors.
The book is designed like one of those luxurious picture books on race cars and legends. In this case, we are introduced to the world of futuristic racing with a time-traveling race driver Vic Cooper, and his record-breaking team Masucci.
The visuals are created with a blend of photography and 3D renders. The huge canvas of the book really shows off the detail and beauty of the cars. The gloss, decals and designs are just wonderful. There are also some schematic concept sketches. The designs of the cars are like super evolved F1 race cars but sleeker. They are not exactly sci-fi designs but feel real enough that they could be from the future.
Even the photo shoots are handled with attention to detail with custom made costumes, and even in one picture, some girl was wearing a pair of headphones, on them were printed with Masucci logo. Vic Cooper's boots are also stamped with those logos.Read more ›
The size of the book makes it such a joy to look through and really drink in the details and colours. The back story that has been carefully created is highly compelling and really draws you into the "Timeless Racer" universe. Some of the full page spreads are absolutely stunning and are true pieces of art, celebrating and communicating the rush and raw excitement that motor racing has whilst also pointing to what the future might have in store. A genuinely cinematic experience in printed form.
Even if you have just a passing interest in cars or motor racing, I can't see how you couldn't be excited by this book and want to keep coming back to it.
The best stories are the ones that make you wish that they were real; "Timeless Racer" absolutely achieves this and I can't wait for future instalments.
The books size and printing quality make it a pleasure to read. Cannot wait for the next instalment.
If you love cars, motor racing or art then get this book. May have to buy one of the special editions so they will look cool on my shelf when the new editions are released.
Buy this now and the Cosmic Motors book, you will not be disappointed.
First, it is so brilliantly presented - massive size, exceptional print quality. A genuinely nice product to hold.
Every page is a delight. The balance of the layout, the quality of the designs and artwork within. I found Cosmic Motors very inspiring, and this has upped the game again.
Regardless of whether you are a designer, artist, race enthusiast or just a dreamer, you will have a lot of fun.
The only upset was getting to the end. So take your time and fully appreciate the care that has gone into each page. Then start looking forward to the next one.
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What can I say, this is the MUST have for anyone who wondered what Group C could have grown into!
The pictures are amazing and the story behind it makes you wish we... Read more
If you have a racing soul then you will be moved by this stunning creation. Unique. Lose yourself in the superb detail. Dream machines.Published on 21 Dec. 2013 by sooperkooper