Automotive Design

Porsche Design Calendar 2010
26 Oct 2009

Porsche Design Calendar 2010

Porsche has published the range of calendars for 2010, including a style-themed calendar entitled "Designed 4 Ambition", created by Porsche designers from the Development Centre and focused on the new Panamera. It will be printed in a...
Audi A5 wins Germany
26 Oct 2009

Audi A5 wins Germany’s Design Award

The Audi A5 Coupé has won the 2010 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. The ceremony will take place in Frankfurt on February 2010. We take this occasion to publish a number of exterior and interior design sketches of the model.
Laurenz Schaffer is new President of BMW DesignworksUSA
18 Oct 2009

Laurenz Schaffer is new President of BMW DesignworksUSA

Laurenz Schaffer has been appointed President of the California-based BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA, effective 1 December 2009. He will succeed Verena Kloos who will be responsible for Design Strategy and Advance Development at the Munich...
Nissan Design Newsletter
15 Oct 2009

Nissan Design Newsletter

The Design Newsletter is a document published by the Nissan press department which features various inside stories and offers an overview of the company's design activities worldwide. The issues are available in pdf format for download.
Honda closes European Design Studios
9 Oct 2009

Honda closes European Design Studios

Honda has announced the closure of its automotive and motorcycle design departments at the European Research & Development Center based in Offenbach, Germany. The activities will end on 30 November 2009 after 17 years since opening.
Book review: How to illustrate and design Concept Cars
5 Oct 2009

Book review: How to illustrate and design Concept Cars

A review of "How to illustrate and design Concept Cars", the book by Adrian Dewey published by UK-based Veloce that cover both traditional and digital drawings presenting the author's techniques and workflow process.
Audi Anniversary Magazine Design image gallery
2 Oct 2009

Audi Anniversary Magazine Design image gallery

For its 100th anniversary, Audi has selected from its archive a comprehensive set of design-related photos and sketches and released them under the 'Anniversary Magazine Design' label. We report a wide selection of the gallery.
Flavio Manzoni is new Ferrari Design Director
29 Sep 2009

Flavio Manzoni is new Ferrari Design Director

Italian magazines Quattroruote and Virtual Car have revealed that Flavio Manzoni, currently Director of Creative Design at Volkswagen, will be Ferrari's new Head of Design, with the goal of creating a Styling Center and building a new identity for...
Swansea Metropolitan University Degree Show 2009
11 Aug 2009

Swansea Metropolitan University Degree Show 2009 – Part 2

The second part of the report from the Swansea Metropolitan University Summer Degree Show 2009 with the final projects made by the students of the Automotive Design BA and BSc Courses.
Swansea Metropolitan University Degree Show 2009
10 Aug 2009

Swansea Metropolitan University Degree Show 2009 – Part 1

A comprehensive report form the 2009 Degree Show of the Automotive Design students at Swansea Metropolitan University, held on last July 2009 at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, UK.
Bryan Nesbitt is new Cadillac general manager
23 Jul 2009

Bryan Nesbitt is new Cadillac general manager

General Motors has announced that Bryan Nesbitt - currently vice president of GM North America Design - will be General Manager for the Cadillac brand, effective 1st August 2009 and reporting directly to vice chairman Bob Lutz.
Tape drawing, clay modeling and dinoc application

Tape drawing, clay modeling and dinoc application

A excerpt from a documentary that shows some stages in the car design process, from tape drawing to 1:1 scale clay modeling. Film shot at BMW facilities.

The Vehicle Designers Review
20 Jul 2009

The Vehicle Designers Review

Trebor Media has launched The Vehicle Designers Review, a yearly online magazine for vehicle design professionals which contains over 180 pages of articles, interviews, case studies, movies and design trends. Permanent access is free of charge upon...
Summer Workshop with Chris Bangle
12 Jul 2009

Summer Workshop with Chris Bangle

Milan-based Scuola Politecnica di Design has organized a one-week workshop with Chris Bangle with the title “Future Personal Emotional Mobility”. It is open to design graduates and professionals and will take place from September 18th to...
Gert Volker Hildebrand
11 Jul 2009

Gert Volker Hildebrand

An official document released by MINI and a video on its Design Director Gert Volker Hildebrand, who became General Manager of the Design division in 2001 and supervised the development of the modern version of the iconic car.
Chrysler appoints new Heads of Design
8 Jul 2009

Chrysler appoints new Heads of Design

Chrysler Group LLC has announced new appointments within its Product Design organization, led by Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President of Design. The new Heads of Design for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep will be respectively Brandon Faurote, Joseph Dehner...
VW Passat CC wins Design awards
2 Jul 2009

VW Passat CC wins Design awards

The Volkswagen Passat CC four-door coupé model has won the "red dot Design Award 2009 - Best of the Best" after having recently received the Australian International Design Award.
Alfa Romeo concepts at Goodwood
2 Jul 2009

Alfa Romeo concepts at Goodwood

At the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Alfa Romeo - which is celebrating its 99th anniversary - will have on display the 8C Spider, several iconic racing cars from the past and two dream cars designed by Bertone: the 1968 Carabo and the 1976...

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