25 July 2016 | Automotive Design

MG expands its UK-based design team

MG Motor UK has announced a further expansion of the team at its design center based at Longbridge, Birmingham.

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12 July 2016 | Automotive Design

Pininfarina “The Future of Emotions” Workshop – Part 4: UID projects

The final part of our exclusive report from the Pininfarina Workshop “The Future of Emotions”, with the concepts created by students...

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7 July 2016 | Automotive Design

Pininfarina “The Future of Emotions” Workshop – Part 3: ISD Rubika projects

The third part of our exclusive report from the Pininfarina Workshop “The Future of Emotions”, presenting the concepts created by...

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10 tips for aspiring car designers by Patrick Lecharpy and Luciano Bove

Ten exclusive tips for design students and aspiring industrial and transportation designers, by Renault VP Design R&D and Nissan Synergies Patrick Lecharpy and Renault Design Manager R&D design studio Luciano Bove.
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Future 3D modeling and sculpting software could offer designers an immersive experience thanks to the new VR headsets and haptic devices.

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Featured Design Sketches

A new, ongoing selection of design sketches found on the net, created by design professionals and students, with links to the original sources.

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Porsche sketching using Copic markers

Porsche sketching using Copic markers

An official Copic Markers tutorial by automotive designer and instructor Michele Leonello, who shows his workflow for creating a side view sketch render of a Porsche 911.
The Art of Thumbnail Sketching

The Art of Thumbnail Sketching – Ferrari 330 P4 Sketch

In this video Arvind Ramkrishna from Driven To Draw shows his process for creating a thumbnail sketch of the classic Ferrari 330 P4 racing car.
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How to design a car wheel in Photoshop

A video tutorial by Lassi Kaikkonen that shows a technique for creating a car wheel in Photoshop.

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Finally, the Dieter Rams Documentary We

Finally, the Dieter Rams Documentary We’ve Been Waiting For

Motivated to pass down what he's learned to the future generation of designers, Dieter Rams granted filmmaker Gary Hustwit unprecedented access to him and his archives for two weeks. Hustwit's research will culminate with Rams—the first...
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Designer career, do you have a vision?

Video from the lecture "Designer career, do you have a vision?" held by Luciano Bove on July 2nd, 2016 atMAMI University Moscow for the 2016 Degree Show.
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Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100: the design (video)

An exclusive, official video showing the debut of the Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 Concept Car, and featuring comments by Rolls-Royce Director of Design Giles Taylor.
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Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing reveal road-legal hypercar

The V12-powered hypercar, codenamed AM-RB 001, is a mid-engined two-seater that will be available in road and track-only versions.
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A Road Trip in 2116 – 3D Vehicle Design Contest

Software company Allegorithmic is hosting a vehicle design competition asking participants to create a futuristic vehicle for the year 2116. The submission deadline is July 17th, 2016.
Audi A5 Coupé: design sketches

Audi A5 Coupé: design sketches

A set of official design sketch renders of the recently revealed Audi A5 Coupé.
Skoda Head of Design Jozef Kabaň on the upcoming Kodiaq SUV

Skoda Head of Design Jozef Kabaň on the upcoming Kodiaq SUV

Škoda has published the first design sketches of its first SUV ever, the Kodiaq. We report an official interview with Head of Design Jozef Kabaň.
CarDesign.ru and SPD launch Sketch Fighter 2016 Contest

CarDesign.ru and SPD launch Sketch Fighter 2016 Contest

CarDesign.ru and Italian design school Scuola Politecnica di Design are hosting the 2016 edition of the Sketch Fighter contest. The first two winners will receive one 100% and one 50% scholarship for SPD's Master Course in Transportation Design.
Pininfarina “The Future of Emotions” Workshop – Part 2: IED projects

Pininfarina “The Future of Emotions” Workshop – Part 2: IED projects

The second part of our exclusive report from the Pininfarina Workshop “The Future of Emotions”, with the projects created by IED students.
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Rolls-Royce 103EX envisions the future of luxury mobility

The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 - codenamed 103EX - is Rolls-Royce's first "Vision" concept - an autonomous vehicle that anticipates the demands of the luxury customer of the future.
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Automobiles have always captured the style of their time. In 2016, Anya Georgijevic learns that means exploiting the aesthetic potential of sustainability.

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