Opus Launch Lavish Coffee Table Book Dedicated to Formula 1 Champions

By Paul Joseph

Luxury coffee table book makers Opus have created an ultra-lavish collection of photographic portraits that pay tribute to some of the world’s most legendary Formula 1 champions.

Strictly limited to just 100 units worldwide, each edition of the Formula 1 Champions Polaroid Collection features 19 exclusive portraits encased in a bespoke archival box.

Originally published in Formula 1 Opus, these photographs were taken on the very rare, giant Polaroid 20x24 camera by renowned photographer Walter Iooss Jr.

Each photographic print includes stylish patterning around the edge of the prints, formed during the unique Polaroid photo development process. The distinctive sepia colour is the result of deliberately mismatched photographic components, which create this atmospheric effect.

Among the iconic names from the racing world to appear in the collection are Sterling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Jack Brabham, Niki Lauda, Nico Rosberg, Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamiton, Jacques Villeneuve, Fernando Alonso, Damon Hill and Bernie Eccelstone.

The luxury Polaroid photographic portraits measure approximately 20 x 28 inches and are printed on a heavyweight 400gsm silk paper.

The prints are presented in a black acid free archival box which can be bespoke with the owners name engraved into the hand-made metal plate adorning the cover.

Kraken Opus is a publishing company that produces premium, outsized editions on subjects including sports teams and celebrities.

By Paul Joseph