Saturday, February 9, 2019

"Rev's Up"...

The glory of simplicity. The hand sculpted look of bare aluminium on the dash of a Porsche Spyder has a spiritual feel when you see it in person. What eyes have seen the sweep hand rocket upwards in the heat of battle? One can only wonder and dream. You too can wonder anytime you want with this image called, "Rev's Up."

Its available in deck top size to poster size in archival paper prints off my site, or a "Limited Edition" image infused onto metal. Imagine having this for your office or man cave!

Here's the link to see it on my site for paper or contact me directly for metal. "Rev's Up"

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Right Spot

In February when most of the country is cold as steel with an arctic blast, what better place to find an old 911. Located off  Route 66 in the desert poking out of a broken down garage like a cigar out of an old mans wrinkled face. If only we could visit the past and witness the stories this crusty station could tell.

Here's your "Print out/ Cut out/ Tack up" calendar of the month. Have a good one, all!

Don't forget to check out some new "Phone cases" just listed and more to come on my photo site at: Phone Cases

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Be Authentic

Some things are meant to shake all the coolness out of you. If you're like me while working on my car, you bend over to pick up a widget and your cell phone launches out of your shirt pocket and ricochets off your car landing on the floor. Sure enough, there's a dent in the corner of the phone. Does this sound familiar? It happens to all of us, so I decided to do something about it.

Outfit your cell phone with one of my custom phone cases printed with a multitude of my classic photographs. Your mobile is the coolest of electronic dapper duds and is your link to the outside world, save the dents and show it some appreciation, deck it out, and wow your buddies!


PS. They're an incredible deal! Here's the Link:

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Good things are Coming...

Despite an evaporating sense of what is real, or was once real, a few old things mysteriously hold up under the pressure of overexposure, and the onslaught of fame.

This is one of those things, a Ferrari 512 BB LM at speed.

As mentioned before, new images are on the way. This is one that has not been printed yet but will first be shown at Automobilia Monterey. As usual, this will be a 24"x 36" or a 16"x 24" limited edition, called "Speed Run."  Infused onto metal and mounted as a double float on special brushed aluminum backing, I'm offering the 5 artist proofs here, on a first to order basis. Please let me know if you would like to order yours to enjoy before being released at Monterey. Just reply to this post for info.

"Speed Run" © JohnStraubImageWorks

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Mark Another One Off...

As the year comes to a close, I just want to thank all of you for sharing my ride.

Here's a list of shows that I'm already registered for this coming year. I'm sure some more will be added, but these should keep me off the street and out of trouble. Needless to say, I have some very cool new images that will be coming your way.

First off is the two day show held in Little Italy, San Diego, called "Art Walk." This is one of the largest art shows west of the Mississippi. April 27-28, 2019.

Next up is a two month show in Laguna Beach, called "The Laguna Art A Fair." This is one of the "Big Three" art shows during the summer months on the west coast. June 28-September 1, 2019.

Stuck in the middle of the Laguna show is Monterey during car week, called "Automobilia Monterey." This show has been expanded to three days starting on Monday. August 12-14, 2019.

Also, on a side note, I'll be passing on the Barrett-Jackson show this year. Last year it was a nine day show from 7:00am-10:00pm. Long days! I'm taking a year off from that.

As you can see, it's going to be a good year! And starting it off,  here is your calendar for January. Print it out and stick it up somewhere. Please feel free to forward this post to your friends.

Stay safe on New Years and have a great one!


Friday, December 21, 2018

End of Year Thoughts....

Hi all,

This time of year is a time to reflect and give thanks. So I'll make a deal with you....

Let's never forget to be like kids at Christmas! Let's keep the childish sense of wonder about the simple things in life...seeing the beauty of the exotic lines of a car, the incredible story of a patina road relic, the color in an image when we examine it close...

Life is truly a gift. I'm humbled and grateful to share this journey with you. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with good things to come in 2019!



Friday, December 14, 2018

Not Quite Newtonian

Just about all of us remember Sir Isaac Newton for discovering gravity.

He also had a lot to do with color, too. He discovered primary colors when he saw that when pure white passes though a prism, it separates into all of the visible colors. Wonder what he would have thought of the image called, "Eclectic Gathering?" Not everyday you can get such a colorful view.

This is a 8"x 12" image infused onto metal with a brushed metal backing for a total size of 10"x 14." It's signed, ready to hang and be enjoyed. I only have one of these printed and ready to go for the Holidays. The cost with free shipping in the US, is $150.

Don't miss out, you can buy it here. Sold

Please pass this post to your friends. Thanks, all!

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Visual Feast

A visual feast. That's what this '32 reminds me of. The details, impeccable!

This was a commission piece for a client I met at Automobilia Monterey last year. I really didn't want to show only the car itself, so I suggested to Brad, lets do inset images of a few details showing some of the stand-up thought put into the finishes.

Here's the finished product. It was printed on gloss metal in the finished size of, 24"x 23" offset by a half inch floated on top of a brushed metal backing 28"x 27." Thanks, Brad!

Remember, commissions are always welcome. Please don't forget, forward this post to other car guys!

Friday, November 30, 2018

In the Beginning...

In football today, there are 45 television angles, instant replay, the run/pass option, the targeting rule, the zone blitz. Today, the gladiators take a scientific approach to their game.

In the beginning the gladiators on the track went for whatever looked good. Had style, class, and would run like the devil along with represented their mark with uniqueness. Just the look of the Maserati Grand Prix car nose says it all.

Please feel free to forward the calendar onto you friends...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Stuff Dreams Were Made Of....

I've had a slight obsession with vintage trailers lately. They were the things dreams were made of. Used going camping with the family, a place to rest after a long day of fishing, sitting around a glowing hot camp fire, marshmallows stuck on an old metal clothes hanger. Good memories...

One has to wonder what memories could this "Canned Ham" trailer tell.... Let your thoughts wonder.

This is a new image that has not been printed yet, however it is destined to be printed on gloss metal soon, and put into a vintage barn wood frame.

You can get in on this "Black Friday-Cyber Monday" sale starting Nov. 21-ending Nov. 27. Well, it's more of a "Give Thanks" sale to all of my collectors and others that follow along with me.
Take 20% off the regular price of $395 ($316 + shipping) for a framed 16"x 24," that's a $79 savings!
Take 20% off the regular price of $795 ($635 + shipping) for a framed 24"x 36," that's a $159 savings! What deal! Just email me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dive Deep Into the Past

There is no train ticket, no airfare to find it, only a deep dive into the past.

There's a story to these two vintage images. Each has memories planted in your mind. The "Airstream" left abandoned, appropriately named "Solitude." The "Bus" covered in dust, bearing the name "Timeworn Transit."

Only you can answer the questions asked about them when studied in your home or office.

I can print either, or both on archival photo paper, or on metal in various sizes to fit you wants.  If printed on paper, you can have it framed by your framer of choice. If you request a print on metal I can ship it to you in a custom barn-wood frame. Email me if one, or both tick all the boxes for you.

For a closer look at both images check out my "Side Road Salvage Collection."

Don't forget to forward this to you friends. Thanks, all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Trends are Concocted

Today, trends are concocted, created in automotive corporations by handlers, CEOs, and marketing departments.You think you discover something on your car designed just for you, when, in fact, it was designed by bots for the masses. Not so the classic Ferrari Dash. It was designed by racers, men that knew what they wanted!

Here's your calendar for the month. Pint it out and hang it up where you wish. BTW forward this email onto you other car buddies and ask them to sign up for emails at: Along For The Ride.