Colorful puzzle pieces, a really fun motif, are commonly used to represent Autism Awareness. Joe wanted to do a dynamic take on this theme, not only bright and colorful but also with a little bit of style. The finish of the boat was silver so we played into that, creating the illusion that the silver pieces are peeling away as the boat speeds past to reveal bright and bold pieces beneath. It was a simple trick, but by no means easy. Once I had drawn a puzzle large enough to fill the space, I distorted it a bit to accentuate the motion lines of the boat and it’s other details.
Dan was so easy to work with. At our first meeting he had great energy and it was apparent he was quite passionate for his craft. The Malibu boat graphics were a bit tricky as we did not have a wireframe of the specific model we were using because it was the first unit off the line for 2020. After a few rounds of designs, Dan did a fantastic job of taking our feedback and tweaking the design to match our style. Overall the design turned out great and the boat represented a stylistic mash-up of graffiti puzzle pieces being pulled off from the tip of the boat back toward the rear. Even though the artwork was printed on vinyl and applied to the boat as a wrap, the design was so impactful and spot on.