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Race helmet painter Don Johnson. Twenty years working as a professional helmet painter with a proven track record of turning out unique, high quailty race helmet designs.

Airbrush Magazine

By |2019-01-05T02:27:39+00:00January 5th, 2019|What's New|

My passion for airbrushing, custom painting extends beyond my own artwork, painting.  I publish Airbrush the Magazine one of only two such magazines in the world. The magazine is published in print and digital formats. The magazine publishes airbrush step by step articles, artists bio's and business-related articles by artists from all over the world.

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Bell Racing Helmet Color Interiors

By |2018-12-10T04:21:04+00:00December 10th, 2018|What's New|

Bell Racing USA announced at the 2018 PRI trade show they will now offer different color helmet padding in some of their race helmets. This is one more way you can customize your race helmet and it is great Bell Racing USA is the first helmet manufacturer to offer this. The custom color interiors will be available only in the carbon model helmet, $1700 MSRP for the LTWT  with an additional $180.00 for the [...]

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Bell Race Helmet Design 124

By |2018-12-10T03:40:25+00:00December 4th, 2018|What's New|

Bell race helmet design 124 I designed and painted for Chris Berg who works for Intercomp race equipment company. The central theme of the helmet design was a wavey American flag. After Chris received his helmet he sent me these pictures. I really like the stars on this helmet they look killer in person. To get started on your helmet call or text 1-352-361-3403 or e-mail me [email protected] I look forward to working with you [...]

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Bell Youth Helmet Flame Design

By |2018-11-28T02:25:12+00:00November 28th, 2018|What's New|

Bell youth race helmet with flame and number 14 skull in the design. This helmet design was requested by the client for his young son's new Bell Youth Helmet for racing karts. The design made use of a black base color with House of Kolor Ultra Orange flames with white pinstripe. The sides of the were to be a number 14 skull design, Tony Stewart fan I guess. Not every design is chrome base with [...]

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Bell Race Helmet Womans Design

By |2018-06-18T00:26:23+00:00June 12th, 2018|What's New|

Bel race helmet I designed and painted for a woman of races sports cars. She came up with the concept and I refined it to work on her race helmet in the colors she requested. The design is a tattoo style heart over a purple base color. Not often you see race helmet design’s for female racers so this was a fun helmet to be involved in. To protect the artwork three coats of [...]

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Arai Race Helmet Three Color Design

By |2018-06-07T01:59:47+00:00June 7th, 2018|What's New|

Arai race helmet is a three-color race helmet design with white pinstripe. Sometimes it is the simple designs that work best and what the client is comfortable with. The base colors were overspray with House of Kolor FX paint corresponding to the base color. In the sun this helmet will look killer. The design was clients I just had to make it fit on his helmet and add the PEO kit, rear wing, on the [...]

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Bell RS7 Race Helmet Design

By |2018-06-05T01:22:13+00:00June 5th, 2018|What's New|

Bell RS7 race helmet design I custom painted for Diego Ferrari who race’s McLaren for McLaren of Philly. This was a very interesting fun project that had to be completed in a very short time frame. I sort of specialize in doing short time frame race helmets designs and don't mind working long hours to meet deadlines. The design was fairly complex, with the short time frame I had to get it completed it [...]

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G-Force Race Helmet Custom Design

By |2018-06-02T01:20:12+00:00June 2nd, 2018|What's New|

G-force race helmet custom design was done as a gift the client was giving to a business associate. Incorporated into the design he wanted the associates business Steel Equities construction, his favorite cigar, children's names, money. That is a lot to include in a helmet design but I was able to come up with a helmet design the client loved. The crane and steel building was the main object of the design with everything [...]

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Sparco Race Helmet X-Ray Design

By |2018-05-31T00:39:34+00:00May 31st, 2018|What's New|

Sparco race helmet x-ray design I designed and painted for Doctor Greg Miller. The theme is an X-Ray skull with gears, bolts in the brain areas requested by Doc Miller. Greg races a Porsche so we included the Porsche logo in the front but not so it really stood out brightly. This is one of the most popular helmet designs I have done over the years. I'm often asked to do this same design for potential [...]

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Stilo Race Helmet Design

By |2018-05-30T03:32:11+00:00May 30th, 2018|What's New|

Stilo helmet design I'm working on. These are progress pictures, at this point, I'm installing the PED kit after painting it. Installing a PED kit, the rear wing on a helmet, is time-consuming. It needs to match the design on the helmet exactly to look professionally done. Before even laying the design out on the helmet you must find the correct position on the helmet the wing will be. Once you have that the [...]

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