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Mercedes-Benz Classic Calendar Marries Mimmo Rotella Art with Historic S-Class Imagery

Ryan Joseph Ramos October 10, 2012

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The Mercedes-Benz Classic Calendar 2013, which is available now, should be a great calendar choice for Silver Arrow enthusiasts and car/art lovers in general. It offers people some neat visuals that will surely add character to any room—Mimmo Rotella decollage-style poster art is mixed with images of S-Class models from the past.

Basically, you get 12 images (one per month, of course) of decollages and images of S-Class cars from 1904 onward. Each image was merged together by Monty Shadow, a Croatian-born artist. The calendar is intended to be a tribute to the luxury saloon models that have come before, while also ushering in a new era of S-Class design.

“With the Mercedes-Benz Classic Calendar, we are presenting twelve models from the long history of the S-Class in a new aesthetic setting,” said Mercedes-Benz Classic Head Michael Bock. “The calendar motif for January features Emil Jellinek’s luxurious long-distance saloon, the Mercedes Simplex 60 hp from 1904. It marks not only the start of the year, but also the origins of the S-Class itself.”

Domenico Rotella, or Mimmo Rotella, was an Italian artist who became famous for using torn-up advertising posters. He used techniques such as psychogeography and decollage, which are apparent from the visual cues found in the images of the Classic Calendar, which is available now.

 Mercedes Benz Classic Calendar Marries Mimmo Rotella Art with Historic S Class Imagery

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A longtime fan of basketball and Formula One, this guy has been a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast since he's heard about cars. One day, he'll own an AMG car--or so he says.

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