Image credit: New York Public Library/Hemmings.com Blog
I love old car sketches. Unlike the Photochops that blur the line between professional and amateur design, these old canson, vellum, and gouache renderings are true works of art. When I posted about Jack Telnack being one of the Eyes on Design judges yesterday, and found his old Mustang sketch, I went through my links and started sniffing the web for more, finding some from one of my favorite designers, Raymond Loewy.
Mr. Loewy was always interesting to me, crossing the line between product/industrial design and transportation design, mirroring my early interests. I’m especially fond of his design work for Studebaker, from the Commander to the Golden Hawk to the Avanti. Always outside the box and challenging the status quo.
Many of us designers are also old car buffs ( why did we get into this biz in the first place? ) and know about Hemmings Motor News,the Moses stone tablet of vintage auto and auto parts classifieds. Their blog is a good place to visit often, and I ran across a great retrospective of Raymond Loewy work from the pre-Avanti era. Check it out here: