Design in Motion – Cars, Graffiti and Sketch Battles

Design in Motion – Cars, Graffiti and Sketch Battles

The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment has announced a car/design/art competition that will take place in Detroit on September 27, 2014 during the Detroit Design Festival.


The DIM (Design in Motion) Battles are free to enter and allow contestants to compete in three distinct battles, all related to the motoring and underground design world.

Design in Motion - Cars, Graffiti and Sketch Battles - PosterThey are organized by Middlecot Design, is an international design organization based in Detroit, Michigan, which has already organized several sketching challenges under the label “Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment (MBSE)”, conceived in 2012 as an entertaining event for the Detroit Auto Show Charity Preview after party.

The DIM Battles event will take place at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ball Room – 715 Milwaukee, Detroit on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 4PM till late.

The first contest is the Car Battle, which asks participant to present their vehicles in a rolling show. The cars, which can showcase any level of customization, will be judged based on design, character, wow factor and originality.

The prizes for this challenge are a custom trophy built by Mob Steel designed by Brook Banham and a custom artwork collaboration of the winning vehicle by designer Brook Banham and street artist RAMEN.

The second challenge is the Graffiti/Street Art Battle. Contestants will bring their own “canvas” – which can be anything, from plywood to an entire vehicle – and can create/finalize their automotive-related artworks on location.

The entries will be judjed by three experts who will take into consideration design, relevancy with the automotive theme and choice of medium and “canvas”. Prizes for the challenge include a custom trophy and cash prizes.

The third competition is the Automotive Sketch Battle. Participants, who will be selected upfront by the organizers, will bring their own canvas and supply their own medumand materials, and will create their artworks on location.

The theme of the challenge is “One tune, one sketch”: the organizers will play a series of songs and in the time it takes for the song to play out the contestants must finish their sketch, which should reflect the moods of that particular song.

The winners will be selected based on the sketch quality, the emotional connection with the song and the overall design. Like for the Street Art challenge, winners wil receive a custom trophy and cash prizes.

For more information on the event and on how to participate you can visit the official Facebook page.

(Image Courtesy: Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment for Car Body Design)

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