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Better than the Christmas Card competition - Button gets arty again letting funs play around with helmet design

Published by Christine

It’s been around for a while, but when Jenson revamped his website, a new feature appeared. The Design-a-Helmet section. The idea is you get to play around with a helmet designer, submit your fabulous piece of art, and then a winner will be chosen. The winning design will be on JB’s helmet for Silverstone.

I absolutely adore this idea, and I checked it out when Lou first talked about it in the comments, and promptly forgot. Now, I’ve just discovered it again, and thought it worthy of a mention.

Looks okay in my head

I’m not an artist. I always find I can picture things in my head but they never come out. Therefore, when I play with the helmet designer, it appears as horrible splotches of colour. Some of the people, however, are really doing an amazing job.

Helmet design submissions


I blame the tools, of course. It’s a primitive paint style program. You can use a pencil or a spray can, you can choose from hundreds of different colours, and you can pick the width of your implement. That’s pretty much it, and I struggle.

Oh, who am I kidding. It’s not the tools. This is the best I can come up with:

Jenson's purple helmet

Shameless self promotion

Naturally, this is the perfect opportunity for some self-promotion. Jense driving with a Sidepodcast helmet is something I’d love to see. Probably not going to happen if it looks like this though:

A Sidepodcast helmet

Brings out the child in me

So, clearly, I’m not going to win this competition, and therefore, it brings out the child in me. I’m in the playground at school again, graffiti on my mind.

Lou loves Jenson

Why not take a few minutes, have a go, and share your designs with us. You can leave them on Sidepodcast’s site so we can all have a good laugh!