Tag: Design History

Geneva 2016: the 1969 Pininfarina Sigma Grand Prix
2 Mar 2016

Geneva 2016: the 1969 Pininfarina Sigma Grand Prix

Along with the new H2 Speed Concept, Pininfarina has broght to the Geneva Show a historic prototype, the Ferrari Sigma Grand Prix, a Formula One prototype that explored innovative safety solutions.
The life and works of eccentric designer Jacques Ostiguy
13 Sep 2015

The life and works of eccentric designer Jacques Ostiguy

Canadian magazine AutoFocus has published an article and an exclusive gallery covering the interesting life and works of Jacques Ostiguy, a French-Canadian car designer known for the Chrysler Cordoba's front end.
Harley Earl: Designer Extraordinaire
5 Aug 2015

Harley Earl: Designer Extraordinaire

A 8 minute documentary on Harley Earl, legendary car designer and one of the fathers of the modern automotive design and styling process.
Zagato and Maserati: history and gallery
29 May 2015

Zagato and Maserati: history and gallery

On the occasion of the presentation of the Mostro Concept, Zagato has published a document and a gallery of photos and illustrations that give an overview of the history of its collaboration with Maserati.
Giorgetto Giugiaro on his life and career
8 May 2015

Giorgetto Giugiaro on his life and career

On the occasion of the publication of the book "Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Genius of Design", Giorgetto Giugiaro tells his life and career in an official 16 minutes video interview.
LTU hosts
28 Apr 2015

LTU hosts “American Dreaming” exhibition on mid-century automotive design

Running until May 2 2015, "American Dreaming" has been organized by the co-producers of the homonymous documentary. A panel discussion featuring retired automotive designers and art historians will be held on April 29.
The story of Volvo Cars (video)
27 Mar 2015

The story of Volvo Cars (video)

Volvo has published an interesting video that gives an overview of the company's history and its most significant technical achievements.
The Ford GT40/GT: a historic gallery
31 Jan 2015

The Ford GT40/GT: a historic gallery

A selection of pictures from the history of the Ford GT40 and its successor, the GT presented in 2002.
BMW celebrates legendary designer Paul Bracq
18 Dec 2014

BMW celebrates legendary designer Paul Bracq

BMW has produced a video interview with Paul Bracq, legendary designer and artist, BMW head of design from 1971 to 1974 and creator of the iconic 1972 BMW Turbo, the first concept car in the brand's history.
5 Mar 2014

“Design that works”: conversations with Giugiaro

Italdesign has launched a video series featuring design conversations with Giorgetto Giugiaro. The first episode is about the 1978 Lancia Megagamma concept and the 1970's first one-box designs.
Design documentaries:
18 Oct 2013

Design documentaries: “American Look” and “American Maker”

Two documentaries commissioned by General Motors and produced by Handy (Jam) Organization in 1958 and 1960 and celebrating American design, creativity and craftsmanship.
Video documentary: The Design Makers
6 Jul 2013

Video documentary: The Design Makers – Inside Ford Design

A 22-minutes video documentary that shows how automobiles were created by Ford designers in the late 1960's.
85 Years of GM Design: the timeline (Part 2)
26 Jun 2012

85 Years of GM Design: the timeline (Part 2)

The second part of the official timeline of the GM Design department, from the 1990s to the present day, including a gallery of 50+ photos and sketches.
85 Years of GM Design: the timeline
18 Jun 2012

85 Years of GM Design: the timeline

This month GM Design celebrates its 85th birthday. We report the official timeline of the first ever automotive design department, founded in June 1927.
Ford documentary: Styling and the Experimental Car (1964)
16 May 2012

Ford documentary: Styling and the Experimental Car (1964)

A film produced for Ford in 1964, showcasing some of the company's futuristic concepts of the time as well as footage on the development of the Mustang.
Charles M. “Chuck” Jordan (1927-2010)
13 Dec 2010

Charles M. “Chuck” Jordan (1927-2010)

Former GM designer Charles "Chuck" Jordan has passed away at age 83. He worked at GM from 1949 to 1992 and was appointed Vice President of Design in 1986. Among his works are a number of “Motorama” dream cars.
Top 10 Concept Cars of the Fifties
13 Jun 2010

Top 10 Concept Cars of the Fifties

A gallery of futuristic American concept cars from the 1950's selected by automotive journalist Larry Edsall, author of the book "Concept Cars- from the 1930's to the Present". Guest article republished from JustLuxe and ClassicCars.com.

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