McLaren unveil bespoke Edomoji-inspired livery for Japanese Grand Prix

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McLaren have unveiled a bespoke livery that will adorn Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri’s cars across the entire Japanese Grand Prix weekend.

Designed by Japanese artist MILTZ, the livery highlights the Driven by Change campaign, which returns for its fourth F1 season. The campaign celebrates emerging creatives through the global motorsport platform, providing opportunities to showcase their innovative artwork to the world.

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For McLaren’s special design, MILTZ’s artwork is inspired by Edomoji, a traditional Japanese calligraphy, which he fuses with modern art and culture. On the McLaren MCL38 he has used this to represent the speed of a Formula 1 car in the form of a dragon racing through the clouds.

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Livery artist MILTZ assesses his special design, which will adorn both McLaren cars across the Japanese Grand Prix weekend

“When I first became a freelance artist, I never thought an opportunity like this was possible – this is the biggest international project I have ever done!” said MILTZ.

“As I continue to build my profile as an artist, I want my artwork to champion the rich traditions of Japanese writing culture, such as Edomoji, but with a modern twist. From my work with local businesses in Japan to the McLaren Formula 1 Team, there are so many beautiful stories to tell through art.”

Explore more angles of the special livery in the image gallery above.

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