Peter Aschwanden was best known for illustrating John Muir’s How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot, but he was actually somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades. Not only was he a wonderful book illustrator, but he was also a fine art painter, sculptor and writer.
This particular illustration comes from the VW book and is an up close detail of the heart of every engine. Spark turns fume to flame and the internal combustion engine lives up to its name. Peter wasn't just a brilliant artist, it's clear that he really dove into the subject matter and was able to understand and render even the subtlest of details.
It's because of this outstanding knowledge and amazing skill that we wanted to feature Peter's work as the first shirt in our "Artist Series" line. Each shirt in this collection will feature the artist's signature on the sleeve along with a web site where people can learn more about them.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for Aschwanden's amazing work to see more visit peteraschwanden.com and check back with us often as we will have more and more never before printed to cloth work from Peter in the future.
Ladies sizes come in a lighter color. Pictured last in the gallery. The cut of the shirt is not pictured however. I will have a new mockup up for that shortly.