AP Volkswagen - Digital printing
VW Beetle and Bulli – Real Icons
The VW Beetle is the symbol of the West German "Wirtschaftswunder" and opened up a new opportunity of automotive mobility to ordinary people.
In 1934, Ferdinand Porsche was contracted by the "Reich Association of the German Automobile Industry" to design and build a people's car (Volkswagen). He launched the vehicle in 1938. This Volkswagen Type 1, with its iconic silhouette and "pretzel" rear window was later affectionately called "Beetle". It had a 24hp, 986cc engine and weighed 750kg. The dream of automotive mobility for ordinary people seemed to on the point of reality. The three different models, hardtop and soft top saloons, as well as a convertible, offered attractive varieties of potential use. But the Second World War ended the dream of driving a Volkswagen, since production of a luxury item like a car was no longer feasible. Mass production
of the car started in 1945. Ten years later, one million Volkswagen were celebrated with a golden car. By then, a second model had been created, the Volkswagen van. Recognition value of the Beetle remained unbroken during all phases of its evolution until the last production run in 2003, despite a number of new features and technical enhancements, such as the tail lights known amongst aficionados as "elephant feet". Fans of the cult car still love it today and it comes as no surprise that it is highly sought after by collectors. Enthusiasts can now complete their collection with our elegant and nostalgic digital print portraits and bring the VW Beetle into their home where it will make the heart of any admirer beat faster.
The Beetle's younger "big" brother, the Volkswagen van Type 2, usually called "Bulli", also offered impressive strengths. Production of this workhorse of the Wirtschaftswunder started in 1950, initially in Wolfsburg, Germany, moving to Hanover in 1956. It featured a 25hp, 1,131cc air-cooled flat four cylinder boxer engine. Despite continuous improvement of the specifications until 1967, fans of the T1, the first generation van, still cherish the 'V' shape beading, the large VW emblem and the split windscreen.
"An attitude of freedom" is probably the best description for the VW Bulli. You can now bring this feeling into your home with digital prints of the T1. Stylish and simple but also powerful portraits of the van take you back to a time of joie de vivre, independence and a thirst for adventure in exotic places.
Allow yourself to be carried away into a world where a van is more than a means of transport – Bulli is being at home and abroad at the same time.
Collection: AP VW Digital
Brand: Architects Paper
Number of wallpapers: 16 digital prints
Material: 150g/m2 „Non-Woven material Basic“
200g/m2 „Non-Woven material Premium“
„Structured Non-Woven material plus“
„Structured Non-Woven material plus No 2“
130g/m2 „Structured Non-Woven material matt“