About Martin Busch:
A graduate of IADT Chicago, Martin’s interests include anything that gets one’s blood rushing and adrenaline pumping, such as dangerous hot rods and extreme sports. His rtistic background consists of digital media, graphic design, mixed media, traditional acrylic and oil painting, and sculpting.
About “Hot Roddin’”
Design influenced from vintage hot-rodding culture, namely Ratfink/Ed Roth. Ball will have steel exhaust pipes, bent as shown, and welded to a steel ‘header’ mounting plate, which will be affixed to the sides of the ball. On the top side of the ball, will be a vinyl cover ‘top’ which will be snapped down. This will appear to be torn open, allowing the hand and shifter to protrude out from this hole. The hand will be casted from a mold of most likely my own arm, and the shifter knob will be in the palm of it. Final casting of hand/arm will most likely be a 2-part piece, with a seam sanded smooth and then painted. This assembly (with shifter) will be attached to the ball, under the snap-on cover (the cover will conceal the means of attaching). The whole ball will have an appearance of it being pitched forward (see small, center top detail drawing) to give an illusion of forward momentum.
Proposed color for the ball: Satin or Flat black, with traditional white and red pin-striping. If a different color choice is desired, please inform me and changes can be made. Additional pin-striping, or verigated gold-leaf inlays can also be applied, but additional materials must be paid for by chosen sponsor.
OPTIONAL HAND/ARM THEME: A sleeved arm, painted to look like Ronald McDonald’s arm… this is a possibility!
And please note: this is just a design idea. If sponsor has any design requests – accommodations, if possible, will gladly be made.