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The celebrity railroad designers

The celebrity railroad designers – Part 1

The 1930s was a great time for the expansion of railway systems across the World. Air passenger transport was just starting to become a possible alternative but it was expensive and the range was still limited by ‘fuel capacity versus weight’ equations, which meant that it was not possible to offer the quality of service […]

Flexible Pens: What Car Designers Design When They

Flexible Pens: What Car Designers Design When They’re Not Designing Cars

At auto shows, it’s always easy to spot the car designer among a gaggle of journalists. He’s the one whose suit and shoes don’t look like they’re straight from a resale shop. (Or, if they do, you know it was a very expensive resale shop.) The notion that design is who you are, not just […]

Interview with Dmitriy Samal

Interview with Dmitriy Samal

Cardesign.ru community collaborates with many design studios, including those organized by its fellow countrymen. One of these studios, Samal Design, is being managed by its founder Dmitriy Samal, who lives and works in Paris. We’ve asked Dmitriy to tell us about his career path and vision of the design.

Syd Mead: “The Future Starts Right Now”

Syd Mead: “The Future Starts Right Now”

Legendary visual futurist and Art Center alumnus Syd Mead stopped by Art Center’s Ahmanson Auditorium last week as part of the Design Studio Press Spring Lecture Series. The always entertaining Mead delivered a presentation to a packed house whose attendees included The Lord of the Rings visual effects director Paul Lasaine, Megamind concept artist Samuel […]

How to Draw Cars: Unlocking your Unrealized Potential Part 1

How to Draw Cars: Unlocking your Unrealized Potential Part 1

The world is changing…constantly. New technologies bring about a new way of life and an unprecedented amount of information available to people over the Internet.  Several students and professionals often dream the big dream.  To live a life of success that is defined by doing what they love to do and making a decent living […]

The future came true – An Interview with Syd Mead

The future came true – An Interview with Syd Mead

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.

Good Books on Design Sketching

Good Books on Design Sketching

Good sketching skills are important in any design process, and something truly needed in the design industry today. While working in the design industry, I have seen many young designers give up on sketching because they think they cannot do it. The truth is sketching is a process that requires constant practice to perfect. Therefore […]

Full Circle

Full Circle

‘Full Circle’ was inspired by the need to make the 3D Academic Group more accessible to first years and prospective students and to pass on the baton of knowledge and learning to a new generation of three dimensional designers. In this book, I’ve brought together students, tutors and alumni from the five programmes making up […]

Books all Designers Should Have

Books all Designers Should Have

Here are just some of the books I always have in hand. I highly recommend them, I’ve bought hundreds of books but these are the ones that I always have close by. How To Design Cars Like a Pro I’ve probably have read this book over a hundred times. It has a great chapter on […]

Failsafe: The One Thing Design Students Are Missing

Failsafe: The One Thing Design Students Are Missing

There’s an essential experience that design students are missing. Something no one is telling you to do, but if you don’t do it anyway, you risk your potential to be great. Without it, creativity wanes and designing becomes monotonous. Projects, even entire businesses, can fail without it. You’re missing the ability to fail. You lack […]

The Future of Industrial Design

The Future of Industrial Design

Almost 30 years ago, Ron Arad hit it big in the design world with a living-room chair made from the seat of a junked car. The Rover Chair, named for the British car maker whose bucket seat he repurposed, redefined industrial chic and made him famous. Since then, Mr. Arad, the industrial designer, artist and […]

Interview with Peter Kossev

Interview with Peter Kossev

Peter Kossev shares his insight and practical knowledge for working with Alias, including his first experience with the program and how it improves conceptual design, sharing, and workflow. Tell us about yourself, where have you worked before, where are you today and what have you been doing lately? I worked in Europe before (it is […]

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