Harley Earl: Designer Extraordinaire

Automotive Design 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.


“Harley Earl, the larger than life, first head of styling for a major automobile manufacturer gave the world the joy of excess in color, chrome and steel.”

“Recruited by GM in the late 20s to transform its drab autos and make them stand out from the offerings of its competitors, Earl transformed the industry and the American psyche.”

(Source: YouTube)

Related Stories

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

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.
Design documentaries:

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.
Waymo and Zeekr to develop all-electric, autonomous ride-hailing vehicle

Waymo and Zeekr to develop all-electric, autonomous ride-hailing vehicle

Geely's electric brand Zeekr will collaborate with Waymo - owned by Alphabet, Google's parent company - on the development of a new pure electric vehicle for deployment in the Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing fleet in the US.

Comments

Leave a Comment

Newsletter

Get all the updates with our weekly newsletter!

Find a Car


Scroll To Top
Scroll To Bottom