The commemorative poster for the 2014 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition was unveiled last week at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan.
The poster, by artist Nicola Wood of Los Angeles, features a blue 1936 Cadillac coupe in front of the swimming pool at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. This year's car show - the 27th annual - will be held on the estate's grounds on Father's Day, June 15.
The classically trained Wood is a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS), who infuses her award-winning work with elements of pop culture.
The unique poster shows the reflection of a woman's eye in a mirrored compact. In addition, Wood has hidden seven tiny eyes in the painting's background. Together, they reflect the purpose of the show and the cause it supports, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
The car in the poster, an aerodynamic coupe powered by a V16 engine, was designed by the legendary General Motors stylist Harley Earl. Originally shown at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, the car established the look of many GM cars that came after it, said auto enthusiast Steve Pasteiner, a former assistant chief designer at General Motors.
Pasteiner, who spoke at the unveiling, now heads Advanced Automotive Technologies, a concept car and prototype component firm, and the Auto Zone, an auto enthusiast store in Birmingham, Michigan.
The crowd at this morning's event took home copies of this year's poster, which will be available at the June event.
EyesOn Design week begins with a press preview at the Ford House on June 10 and concludes with the exhibition of 300+ vehicles on Father's Day Sunday, June 15.
For details on this year's EyesOn Design events, see the 2014 Fact Sheet.