Former GM design chief creates retrofuturistic concepts
Former General Motors Brasil design chief Nelson Barros has created a set of sketches that reinterprets some classic models of the past: the 1959 Corvette, the Studebaker Commander and the Jaguar XK120.
Nelson Barros has sent us some interesting studies of possible reinterpretations of some automotive legends as “they were in production today”.
These include the 1959 Corvette, with its iconic face and red-white livery, the 1950 Studebaker Commander with the distinctive “bullet nose” and the Jaguar XK120 with its trademark grille and headlights.
The three cars were reinterpreted in a retrofuturistic style, and maintain their original distinctive design elements.
Nelson Barros is an independent designer based in São Paulo, Brazil.
From 1969 until February 2006 he was the design studio manager at General Motors Brasil. He retired from GM in 2006.
(Image Courtesy: Nelson Barros)