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Design vs Styling: Luciano Bove explains the difference
Luciano Bove, currently Renault R&D Senior Design Manager, has posted a video that explains the much debated difference between styling and design.
How to Select a Car Design School?
It is true! It is not an easy task to choose a Design School. We have so many around the world. Back at my time (30 years ago) it was a lot easier. We had probably five schools, Art Center College of Design ( Pasadena USA) and Royal College (London UK) were the best ones. Today […]
Inside Design with Ford’s Amko Leenarts
Just how rock and roll is the problem-solving that lights the fire inside Ford’s leading designers?… […] I’m in Amsterdam, enjoying a round-table with Ford’s top interior designer, Amko Leenarts, who has not once mentioned The White Stripes. But I can’t get the association out of my head, as he impresses his assertion that overcoming […]
Hyundai-Kia design chief outlines car design philosophy – Interview
There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.
Materials at the heart of the Paris Motor Show
At this year’s Paris Motor Show, we noticed the rise of the importance of the Color and Trim Designer, sometimes also known as the Color, Material and Finish (CMF) Designer. Here at Allegorithmic we share this passion for materials, so here is an ode to the materials at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Infiniti Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa on the Brand’s New Direction
How did the decision to push the design language of the company come about? Was it a burst? Or was it something that had been slowly building over time? When I was brought in, there were certain things building. Shiro [Nakamura, Infiniti’s chief creative officer] didn’t want radical change so much as he wanted a […]
Fisker discusses Tesla’s Model 3 and the future of electric cars
“I believe good design is about finding beauty — an emotional connection with the consumer.” Those words might sound reminiscent of Apple’s celebrated design guru. Their source is actually Henrik Fisker, a legendary car designer who brings the same predilection for expensive sophistication to automobiles that Jony Ive does to premium consumer electronics.
Audi TT Roadster Designer Has Big Plans for Korean Cars
South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group wants be known for world-class — not just cheap — cars, and one of Germany’s top designers is helping lead its transformation. Peter Schreyer, a president of the company that controls Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., made his mark at Volkswagen AG, where he began his career. His […]
A Lesson on How to Design – and Sculpt – a Concept Car
Designer Andre Hudson talks about the Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept We assign a lot of meaning to cars. Hummers, Camrys, and Jaguars all mean vastly different things that, for the most part, we can generally agree on. But what makes a car sensual? Or aggressive? Or sensible? Designers have to make many small decisions, small and […]
BAC Mono: creating a dream car
Growing up in Liverpool, Ian and Neill’s earliest memories involve traversing the UK in the family van to attend car racing events, and nodding off each night under a poster of a Ferrari 308. “I always get goosebumps when I hear that acceleration, when I see the flames from the exhaust, when I hear the […]
The Art Of Fine Car Modeling: A Conversation With Amalgam’s CEO Sandy Copeman
Architects design buildings using a creative process by which they manipulate space and design elements to create a unified and compelling artistic statement. But generally, before any shovels did in the ground, a building model is made to let others know what the whole thing will look like, feel like, once it is created. The […]
Icons of Car Design
Jonathan Wells, head of design for Morgan Motor Company, counts through his most enduring models over the decades.
Clark Lincoln, GM Designer
Clark Lincoln’s jaw-dropping illustrations were an inspiration to me in terms of technique, composition, and design. I spent many years in Buick Exterior I studio, and it was there that I believe we worked together for a short time.
CAR Inquisition: It costs as much to make a dull design as an exciting one
Simon Cox is in thoughtful mood, as you’d expect from one of the more cerebral car designers. Take his breakthrough concept, the Isuzu Vehi-Cross: in 1993 Cox helped conceive a vehicle which fused a 4×4’s toughness with a sports car’s performance. Such ‘crossovers’ are utterly routine now, but it took another decade for the Infiniti […]
Creativity Uncaged: Six Old-School Designers Show Us Their Automotive Fantasies
Once some folks start dreaming up car designs, they can’t stop. That was evident at a recent gathering of more than 20 retired designers in the Detroit inner-ring suburb of Royal Oak, Michigan. We button-holed a half-dozen, nearly at random, and asked them to discuss their imaginings as rendered in ink, chalk, pencil, paint, and […]
The stylist behind the Cordoba was obsessed with car design DNA, tits
It’s hard to tell whether industrial design professor Jacques Ostiguy was crazy or a genius, or both. Either way, he’s almost definitely the most eccentric French-Canadian car designer you’ve never heard of.
Ian Callum on the Future of Car Design
There aren’t that many great British car designers, but Ian Callum is definitely one of them. Born in Scotland in 1954, he’s created some of the best-looking cars to come from the empire of overcooked vegetables since the E-Type. […] We caught up with Callum as the second generation of Jaguar XF made its world debut. […]
Designer Marc Newson on Fountain Pens and the Sad State of Cars
An interview with the Apple collaborator and prolific designer of jets, jackets and smartwatches about why he finds time to daydream and the reason most automobile design leaves him cold.