Origins—The stories behind the art

To me, Origins is more than a showcase of beautiful illustration. It takes me back in time and rekindles wonderful memories of the cars that were influential in my life—some owned, some lost, some raced. David’s stories remind me of family, especially my father, of lessons learned, of thrilling moments, of both the highs and lows in my life. Mostly, David’s illustrations and stories make me smile and that’s such a gift.” ~ Doug Buchanan, Garage Graphics

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From art lessons at age seven to having art in the Smithsonian’s National and Air and Space Museum, David Townsend’s journey as an artist has been anything but a straight path. Known for his unique cutaway art style, David’s artwork can be found among collectors and car enthusiasts of every stripe as well as in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, in Karl Ludvigsens’ Porsche—Excellence Was Expected (Bentley Publishing), Porsche Panorama, and in numerous other national and regional automotive. Origins takes the reader on a journey through the experiences that have shaped his automotive passion and the evolution of technique.

  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • Large format 13″ x 11″
  • 88 pages and 38 illustrations
  • Ships with a decorative wrapper in a dedicated box


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