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With the entire automotive world focusing on China at present, Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design (SD) has announced the creation of a new graduate program following that trend.
Last time we talked to him, Derek Jenkins, head of Mazda’s advance design studio in Irvine, Calif., was talking about Nagare, the company’s design language based on the wave patterns of wind and water. Now Nagare is history, and the new word is Kodo.
Tape drawings in Car Design were very popular in american design schools like Art Center College in Pasadena and some european design schools. Unfortunately during last years to make tape drawings is becoming rare in design studios as well design schools, this is bad because to make a good side scale 1:1 tape car drawing […]
[...] I had the privileged opportunity to speak with designer Christian Palladino, from Argentina to discuss with him his style and approach to transportation design. What I really appreciate about Christian is his love for the craft. Christian has been passionate about automotive design at a young age and has had that drive and ambition to […]
On May 11th 2009, Syd Mead and his manager Roger Servick visited the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (Dept. of Design) for a talk. We picked both up in Munich. While on the ride to Augsburg, Syd Mead kindly gave the following interview.
For the second year in a row, at the same Geneva Motor Show, BMWBLOG had the unique opportunity to interview Marc Girard, BMW’s Head of Interior Design. Girard has worked as a designer for the BMW Group for 17 years. From 2000 to 2002 he developed the interior design for the BMW 1 Series, the […]
AutoObserver caught up with Anthony Prozzi, Senior Designer at Ford Motor Co, who transferred from fashion design to auto design, after the close of the recent New York fashion week and ahead of this weekend’s opening of Los Angeles’ fashion week. “Fashion and cars have probably never touched so many lives as they do at […]
Special Interest Autos, May-June 1976 This very intriguing and well written article concerns three binders of illustrations, with three interesting theories of how they came about. Designer renderings from this era seem to be in short supply, possibly because much was thrown out during the move to the Tech Center. Many of the photos in […]
Hello Daniel Simon. When I had a chance to flip through your book COSMIC MOTORS the first time, I was simply blown by the images and their simplicity. And yet everything had a sort of preciseness and accuracy to them. Straight away you know they are more than just a concept, they look like actual […]
On January 8, 2003, Virgil Exner, Jr. gave me an opportunity to ask him many of the questions that we Chrysler fans, especially those of us in the Online Imperial and Forward Look clubs, have wondered about and discussed over the years. He is a wonderfully gracious man to talk to—extremely knowledgeable, considerate, funny, and […]
At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, BMWBLOG continued the series of interview with key designers at BMW Group. Last October at the Paris Motor Show, we sat down with Anders Warming, at the time Head of Exterior Design at BMW, just weeks before the official announcement that he will be heading to MINI to lead […]
Recently I received by email a new small mini portfolio in Pdf format from a young design student asking me for some tips and advices. As usually I do I went through it with attention, it was made of 17 pages with sketches and color rendered illustrations of final chosen designs. At a first glance […]
Constantly questioning what already exists and searching for new, even more innovative solutions: this is the principle behind “Vorsprung durch Technik” – in the design area, too. In an interview, Gary Telaak from Audi Exterior Design and Ulrich Beierlein from Audi Interior Design explain the motives that inspired them when working on the new Audi […]
The work that goes into building a physical model of a concept car is usually hidden behind closed doors, known only to engineers sworn to secrecy and similarly tight-lipped subcontractors. Ask anyone involved exactly which companies use 3-D printing technology to create concepts and the answer will invariably be, “many of them.” One company, however, […]
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but if you look at a stranger, the first thing you see is a face. And like it or not, people form opinions based on that first glance. So it is the same with cars, though there is a critical difference. People can’t do much […]
Peugeot wasn’t always a carmaker. The company’s manufacturing roots are mechanical, but only kicked into mass production with their innovative range of pepper mills and coffee pots in the mid 19th century. Within a few decades, the Peugeot family had branched out into bicycles and the company joined the automotive revolution (just like many other […]
Automotive designers spend years coming up with the look for each new model. They style every inch of the car and have to consider not only modern trends but also the heritage of the brand. Many chief designers also try to come up with a common theme for the many models produced by a single […]
Several times I wrote about the importance of sketching cars correctly and the image here published made by designer Akos Szas is an example. The car sketches composition about a VW project proposals shows how exciting could be drawing cars. I imagine that Akos’s drawing is part of a larger series of presented works, what […]