DeviantArt community members competed in Smart's Skinned Smartly contest to show the carmaker creative ways to custom skin its two-seater. The DeviantArt staff narrowed down thousands of entries to 25 semifinalists and selected the top three designs for cash and other prizes. First place went to graphic designer Jane Meadows, who will have Smart Car "Doodling" printed out, put on a ForTwo, and taken on the Smart Street Tour. View the top three finalists and a hand full of semifinalists in this slideshow.
Smart Car 'Doodling'
First place: "Smart Car 'Doodling,'" by Los Angeles graphic designer Jane Meadows. Meadows will have her design printed and skinned on a Smart ForTwo, which will be taken on the smart street tour.
It would be interesting to see other people's reactions when they see giant red frog eyes staring at them in their rear-view mirror, says DeviantArt user Xeraki. "Frog Car" was a semifinalist in the Skinned Smartly contest.
Joshua Cloud's "Splatter Art" design was selected as a contest semifinalist. Also an experimental photographer, Cloud has designed promotional vehicle imagery for Lexus, Audi, Chevrolet, Lincoln, Ford, and Scion.