And the winner is…
Marcel Brouwers – Tjello Creations (Netherlands)
|Helmet Painter of the Month: April
Antman EU & Helmet 28 are proud to announce that Tjello Creations from Holland is our April Helmet Painter Of The Month!
Through years of experience and a solid clientele Tjello Creations has become a trusted name in the world of helmet paint.
From the most basic to highly complex designs, from amateur to professional; quality is guaranteed.
Q&A with Marcel Brouwers
As part of our new Helmet Painter Of The Month Award format we get to sit down with the winner and ask them a few questions to see what makes these awesome artists tick!
1.What Helmet are you most proud of painting and why?
Hard one. I have 2: When I first opened my paint shop I had a request for a 2007 Bleekemolen A1GP Special Edition. It was designed like the car-livery in 3D-wireframe and every triangle/square had different tints of blue and orange. It had to be done exactly as the design they made. No room for any changes!
I had to do this within 4 days and people said it couldn’t be painted, and especially not in that short time but I did (after skipping plenty of sleep). Th helmet matched the car perfectly in design and colour. This helmet gave my name a boost and more orders followed quickly.
The other one is Jan Lammers helmet. He’s my childhood-hero from 1979. It was because of him I became an fan of autosport! He has a simple design but how cool it was to have him in my shop. Childhood-hero becomes customer … it is what dreams are made of. ‘Never meet your hero’s’ they say, but Jan is a great guy to work for.
2.Outside of painting what are your passions or hobbies?
Music / playing guitar is my greatest (and only) hobby. A man can never have enough guitars, but I’m extremely proud of my latest guitar I’ve received 2 weeks ago: an official limited edition Prince Replica from Paisley Park USA.
3.If you weren’t a helmet painter, what would you be doing?
I guess I’d still be a graphic designer like I was before. But not working too much with computers. I’m more Old-Skool. (that’s why I switched to helmetpainting).
4.What is your favourite helmet that someone else has painted?
Andre Lotterer’s TAG-Heuer helmet by my good friend Geert Koop. Seen it live and the originality and detailing is amazing.
5.If you could work on one drivers’ helmet, past or present, who would you pick?
That’s a hard one. As a name and person it’s Max Verstappen. This guy is so relaxed and talented. But some Aussie V8-drivers like Shane van Gisbergen would be nice because this is the best racing series at the moment. But at the end of the day I don’t care as long as I can do what I like most: painting helmets and make people happy with it.