World Wrap Masters Design Competition Winner Announced


The winner of FESPA’s World Wrap Masters Design Competition has been announced. Patrick Charrier of Bazoom Studio’s design will be applied by the world’s best vinyl installers to a speedboat used by the Haugaard Racing Team in the 2017 World Formula 4 UIM Powerboat Championship.

‘I was overwhelmed when I heard I’d won the design competition,’ said Charrier. ‘I can’t wait to see the professional installers performing their art at the World Wrap Masters Series Final in Hamburg.’

The inspiration for my design came from the Danish Drakkar (aka Viking longboat). The general idea was to give an impression of movement to the boat, even when it’s at a standstill. Blue and white are the top colours for a boat, lots of white for the pontoons to contrast with the surface of the water. The gradated honeycomb patterns evoke the composite materials used to construct the boat. The stars are included to reference the pilot, the tightrope walker in his cockpit, as well as a nod to shooting stars and speed on water.’

In order to qualify, participants were required to produce an attention-grabbing design demonstrating their creative skills. Prerequisites for the design included the boat number (22), the racing team’s logo and World Wrap Masters sponsor, Hexis’ logo.

The winning design was chosen by the driver of the raceboat Sebastian Haugaard Trads, and the World Wrap Masters Series head judge, Ole Solskin Ravn. Haugaard Trads commented on the winning design, ‘Bazoom Studio’s design is unique and personal, incorporating beautiful flow lines and colours. We have not yet seen similar designs in the racing community and are confident this design will differentiate us in the field. We look forward to meeting Patrick at FESPA 2017 and seeing his design come to life.’

Solskin Ravn commented, ‘The boat not only looks good on paper, but due to the bright colours, will look amazing on the water.’

Visitors to FESPA 2017 will be able to see the boat being wrapped with Charrier’s design during the live final on 10 and 11 May 2017.

Vehicle wrappers still have the opportunity to enter the Wrap Masters Europe competition at FESPA 2017, where they will have the chance to showcase their wrap skills and compete against the world’s best installers. The winners will then go on to compete in the World Wrap Masters Series Final. For more information and entry details visit:
Upcoming FESPA events include FESPA Africa, the region’s largest, focused exhibition for the wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and textile printing, which is co-located with Sign Africa and Africa Print, the region’s leading events for the signage industry. The event is taking place from 13-15 September 2017 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

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