Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Art by JLF

Over the last 6 months we have been working on a new addition to the services we can offer, and now we can announce the launch of our airbrush artwork and prints!

We will producing a small amount of high-quality paintings, and limited-edition prints will be available to buy from the new website set up to promote the paintings www.artbyjlf.com
Private commissions will also be available but only on a very limited basis per year due to the amount of hours involved.


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Ready painted Helmets for sale

We have a selection of ex-display helmets for sale at great prices. They are all new and unworn and have only been used as display helmets, and need to go so we can update our workshop display. Beat the Christmas waiting list and order a new, painted helmet here!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Lewis Hamilton helmet video

Video from SAP regarding the details of Lewis Hamiltons helmet. Nice pic of our logo at the begining!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Indy Car Blog 3

The IZOD Indycar series website has posted a feature on a helmet we painted for EJ Viso. The article shows some pictures of the painting process as well as a picture of an airbrushed painting of an IRL night race. You can view the article here.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Britain has a new World Record holder after Lloyd de Boltz-Miller set a new World Record for driving a kart solo for twenty four hours.

The 25-year old from Norwich broke South African Myk Prescott’s benchmark distance of 1,152.54km at 7:36am with three hours remaining on the clock. By 10:37am (1 October), a full twenty four hours after he started out, Lloyd had eclipsed Prescott’s 2008 achievement and established a new record distance of 1,289.12km (801.38 miles).

JLF Designs made sure Lloyd looked good as he pounded out the laps, with a special design especially for the event which featured holographic flake, prismatic and dayglo colours which really showed up under the Whilton mill floodlights.


Monday, 19 July 2010

The world of helmet design

Many thanks to Daniel Incandela and the team at Indycar.com who have asked us to Blog about our work and some of the processes behind it. From time to time we will be showing progress info and photos and some sneak peaks of helmets we are painting, and you can find the first blog here.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Retro style helmet

Another Swiftspin of a helmet we did a few years ago. Don't forget you can zoom in close and rotate as much as you like by using the icons.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Video of Takuma Sato's Lotus Helmet

Simon Fitzgerald from BHP has made a great video of Jason working on the Takuma Sato/Lotus helmet. I have uploaded it to youtube and you can find it here

Friday, 21 May 2010


We recently sent four helmets to a company called Swiftspin in Bristol who photographed the helmets and created these great 360 degree views!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Lewis Hamilton Monaco 2010 helmet

Lewis asked for a new design for this weekends' Monaco Grand Prix, so we designed this new scheme with a special Casino theme. The top features a roulette wheel with a pair of dice on the back, and a variation on the side red bands. These pictures were taken before the shell was sent back to Japan for assembly, and we'll post some pictures of the completed helmet once we get some.
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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Monaco & Indy special designs

This month will be busy with several special designs being painted for the Monaco F1 GP and the Indy 500 race. Lewis Hamilton will be wearing a new design for Monaco with a Casino theme, and special Indy designs are being painted for Dan Wheldon, Ernesto Viso, and Takuma Sato who is having a commemorative design commisioned by Lotus to celebrate their return to the Indy 500.

I'll be flying over for the Indy 500 race but there's a lot of paintwork to complete before then!
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Thursday, 25 March 2010

New Arai Iridium Visors

We have just taken delivery of genuine Arai iridium visors for the CK6, SK6, GP6s and GP6 models. They are in limited supply and available in red/gold, silver, blue and blue/green. They are available from our shop here.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Busy start to the race season

The pre-season is always a busy time of year but this year has been especially hectic. 3 new F1 drivers (Karun Chandhok, Paul Di Resta and Fairuz Fauzy) as well as lots of other new drivers has meant some long working hours and not many days off. It's been hard work and difficult to keep up but we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

New video

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Autosport Show/Ginetta Awards

The Autosport Show was held last week at the Birmimgham NEC and we had helmets on show with several companies including a display on the Arai stand. It was a great showcase for our paintwork and a chance to meet friends, customers and some of Arai's drivers.

On Friday night some of the helmets were taken over to the Metropole Hotel where we had been invited to display some helmets at the Ginetta Cars awards night. A charity raffle in aid of Teenage Cancer was held after the presentation, so we donated a voucher for paintwork which was sold for an amazing £900!