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Alexander Nikolov

Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle

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Car enthusiasts can never seem to get enough of the Beetle. This iconic car didn't just revolutionize the entire industry, but it also transformed people's way of life. Feast your eyes on this vibrant Volkswagen Beetle photo print captured by Alexander Nikolov. It's the epitome of exquisite car art!

The Volkswagen Beetle, affectionately known as the Bug, owes its existence to Josef Ganz's pioneering work and the design touch of Ferdinand Porsche.

Out of all the single-platform vehicles, the Beetle holds the record for the longest production run. Not to mention, it proudly holds the title for the highest number of units ever manufactured. This legendary Beetle played a pivotal role in post-WWII civilian motorization. The baby boomer generation elevated it to a cultural icon, turning Hitler's notion of a "people's car" into a powerful symbol of personal liberation. It's a remarkable paradox that some German families unknowingly contributed to Hitler's war campaign while eagerly waiting for the Beetle they had saved up for.


Volkswagen Beetle art


 They say the VW Beetle possesses a unique charm - so unconventional that it becomes endearingly beautiful. When World War II comes to an end, influential figures within the British automotive industry dismiss the peculiar-looking German car as unattractive, unsightly, and even noisy. However, this perspective sharply contrasts with the sentiments of the millions of devoted Beetle enthusiasts worldwide. The car's irresistible cuteness becomes a source of smiles and positivity wherever it travels, even sparking inspiration for the iconic Herbie movie.

The Bug manages to revolutionize how automotive brands approach their advertising strategies. A significant portion of the Beetle's triumphant reception in the United States among hippies, surfers, and budget-conscious families is attributed to the ingenious “Think Small” campaign from 1959. The campaign's print ads are undeniably works of contemporary art.

Now, you have the chance to own a piece of this captivating legacy with Alexander Nikolov's VW Beetle photo art. Secure your order through the Simply Petrol marketplace.

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Alexander Nikolov

The affinity in photography led Alexander to his Master degree in Photographic Arts. Born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria his main artistic interest is in contemporary art, especially minimalistic photography.

His works were featured in numerous exhibitions and were selected for high-end contests. He relies both on analog and digital cameras for his shoots and sometimes Alexander even grabs his smartphone. You can distinguish his style by the specific collages he creates. In his art, Alexander embeds thoughts and situations of his own. And the car is playing a major role as object of his works.

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Our prints

To meet our high-quality standards, we rely on the best available printing technology for Fine Art Reproductions and use the industry-leading printing machines made by EPSON.

  • Fine Art Print

    310 gsm · 100% α-cellulose · genuine mould-made paper

    Fine art prints are made on Hahnemühle German Etching - a white, 100% α-cellulose paper for archival standards. The mould-made etching paper features a distinct textured surface. With its premium matt inkjet coating German Etching meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

  • Hahnemühle German Etching® FineArt media
    Clearly defined felt structure
    Museum quality for highest age resistance
    Certificate of Authenticity
    Security Hologram Sticker
  • Photo Print

    290 gsm · premium luster finish

    Premium heavyweight premium paper with true photographic quality, bright and intense colours, razor-sharp details on the print, extremely broad color gamut, produced in Japan. Multilayer microporous coating guarantees instant ink absorbtion, added UV protection and real water-resistance.

  • Katana Premium Luster 290
    Printed on EPSON SureColor P9000
    UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink
  • Photo Matt

    180 gsm · matt-coated paper

    Premium heavyweight paper, produced in Japan, at the highest industry standards with very good stability of the printed images. Particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images with intense colours and uniform matt.

  • Katana Photo Matt 180
    Printed on EPSON SureColor P9000
    UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within the EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 7 work days.

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 1-2 business days for production.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. 

Popular sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, and 40x28 inches. 

These prints tend to be on the larger side and are compatible with most ready-to-use frames.

What is your return and refund policy?

We provide a 60-day, no-questions-asked return policy for all print products, unless otherwise specified on the item. To be eligible for an exchange or refund, the products must be in the same condition as when they were received.

If you wish to initiate a return or exchange, please contact us via email. For more comprehensive information, please visit our dedicated Return Policy page on our website

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.