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.
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.
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Living in a Smart world
Second place: "Living in a Smart World," by DeviantArt member Sku11head. His design incorporated Smart logos in the wrap.
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Lime Soda Fizz
Third place: "Lime Soda Fizz" by DeviantArt member Kidith. The 18-year old art student envisions a lime interior to match the lime-soda-inspired skin.
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Wheeled Lung Remix
DeviantArt member Naomi Wiflath's dragon-inspired "Wheeled Lung Remix" was selected as a semifinalist in the Skinned Smartly contest.
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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.
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Queen of Paper Birds
DeviantArt community member Glittercandy, an anime artist, designed a "Queen of Paper Birds" wrap, which was selected as a semifinalist in the Skinned Smartly contest.
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Deviant Art member Rachel Hansen, designed "Smartcar Hightops," which was selected as a semifinalist in the Skinned Smartly contest.
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Super Hero Smart Car
Digital Artist Jessica Weinman said that she would design super-hero- and comic-book-themed skins for all her electronics if she could. "Super Hero Smart Car" was selected as a semifinalist.
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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.
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Micah D'Archangel's wrap turns a smart car into a punk-styled steam-powered vehicle. "Steam Powered" was selected as a semifinalist.