Article / 06 June 2019

Volvo Sweden Rock Edition

It's not often that I get to show any work from my actual job but happy to be able to share this truck striping I made with my two colleagues Nigel Atterbury and Fredrik Folkestad.

Volvo Trucks is one of the main sponsors of Sweden Rock and this year we produced a special one off truck to be displayed at the festival. The concept was to visualise the 'sound' of the truck itself and turn that into a unique design.

Image property of Volvo Trucks Sverige/Volvo Group
We recorded the D16 engine, turbocharger and air intakes, taking a range of different frequencies. In After Effects, using Trapcode Sound Keys and Mir3 we were able to create an animated plane to visualise the sound itself.
We found a pattern that displayed the frequencies we wanted to highlight and converted that into Vector Graphics. We used silver metallic film to be printed and applied to the vehicle itself, an FH16 750 8x4.
Image property of Volvo Trucks Sverige/Volvo Group
The end result was great and we had an amazing spot right next to the main festival stage!!

You can read more about it on the Volvo Trucks website.