Drawn to Speed

The Automotive Art of John Lander


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About the Book

For automotive artist John Lander, cars are more than just transportation: “Some are beautiful examples of rolling sculpture. I try to do more than just draw pretty pictures of cars; I include interesting people, backgrounds, and try to set a mood or tell a story.” The work of years, this collection of Lander’s vintage car art includes more than 100 color illustrations with a short description, including comments by the artist, for each picture.

About the Author(s)

John Lander is retired from designing trade show exhibits for major national and international companies. He lives in Smyrna, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

John Lander

Foreword by Larry Crane

Format: softcover (9 x 7)
Pages: 214
Bibliographic Info: 92 color and b&w illustrations, 14 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9785-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1950-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword by Larry Crane  1
Introduction  3
1 The Racing Cars  7
2 The French Connection  27
3 The Squire Obsession  41
4 California Dreaming  61
5 American Iron  73
6 Heroes and Their Cars  83
7 Bugatti Girls Series  97
8 Others  109
9 Strictly Black and White  135
10 Preliminary Drawings  149
11 Building a Picture  177
12 My Cars  183
Index  203

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Midwest Book Review; “John Lander may be known for his automotive art, but he’s also a wonderful storyteller, which makes Drawn to Speed a delight for your soul as well as your sense of sight”—Classic Cars; “fascinating”—The Sacred Octagon; “outstanding artwork”—SAH Journal; “this is a jewel of a book with wonderfully presented scenes and text that encompasses the racing, dream, society, design and emotional world of the automobile. A terrific book”—Victory Lane.