Introducing Autodesign.com- For, about, and by car designers.

I purchased the domain autodesign.com way back in 1997 and think I finally have a good use for it. While there are many blogs that focus on cars, and many that focus on design, there aren’t any that focus on autodesign/car design/transportation design. Whatever you call it, three other colleauges and I will post and chat about it, what inspires us to do it, and and how we do it. Don’t expect critiques of new reveals or revealing news, but rather insights we see into our profession. We’ll chat with other designers ( that means you ) and they will be invited to post as well. We’ll see where this goes, hopefully you will enjoy it and come back on a regular basis.

TREND | DETROIT’S RED SEA

Unless you’re down at COBO for Press Days, you’ve probably been scanning the web for news of debuts and press conferences, whether it be work you’ve been toiling away at secretly for the past 24-36 months or that of your competitors.


While the many new design themes and trends can be debated, one common thread unites most all ( if not all ) the significant debuts are all sporting the same color- Red.


Whether its the new Cadillac ATS, Ford Fusion, Dodge Dart, Lexus LF-LC, Chevrolet i30, Bentley Continental, or Hyundai Genesis coupe, PPG seems to have an overstock on red hues left over from the holiday season.

NEWS | JACK TELNACK JUDGES 2013 FUSION FOR EYES ON DESIGN

Photo credit: Eyes on Design Media room, media.Ford.com

Brandchannel.com reports that retired Ford Vice President of Design Jack Telnack was one of the Eyes on Design judges at this year’s NAIAS ( along with Tom Matano and Willie G. Davidson, puctured above ) where they handed out their annual award to the new 2013 Ford Fusion. [..]

REARVIEW | BMW DESIGNERS TIMELINE

Photo from BMWism.com article

When I was a kid, one of my almost one-hundred car books Mercedes-Benz with some beautiful sketches by Paul Braq. It was my first introduction into the beautiful style of “futuristic paintings” of the era, a Syd Mead style of sketch before I even knew who he was. [..]

TOOLS | WACOM BAMBOO STYLUS ON SKETCHBOOK PRO

Rob Jensen, our digital editor who helped create this site, just wrote a great review on the Wacom Bamboo Stylus, using it with Sketchbook Pro on an Apple iPad2. I have this setup myself and love it.

Check out Rob’s review on his website, TheArtOfRob.com.

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