When one has good friends who put on the best parties in Cape Town (the family Tacon), it’s one’s duty to add some personal flavour and get creatively involved – aka roped in with a little party prep!
Ant and I found ourselves spending a weekend in March transforming Bubble (the delightful and formerly pink VW Beetle, owned by a pair of equally delightful Finnish party girls). Bubble plays the honourable role of chief marketing “art” car for the Flamjangled Tea Party… a colourful, musical, magical carnival, now 2 years running.
Having access to insider secrets like the official Pantone colours of the 2011 Flamjangled poster design (and other nerdy stuff) made the job a little easier – and, would you believe, you can have actual Pantone colours mixed as car paint. It’s true… These are the guys: Paint Chemistry C C, 232 Voortrekker Road. Brilliant!
So we got our delicious turquoise, cream and chocolate brown car paint perfectly mixed, a compressor, masks, acetate for making stencils, NT cutters and a design idea together and headed for our friend Ofir’s house to refashion Bubble. The three of us masked, sprayed, cut stencils and transformed him to his new-fangled, Flamjangled, foxy self! See for yourselves…