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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. [..]

REARVIEW | Raymond Loewy Retrospective on Hemmings Blog

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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. [..]

PERSPECTIVE | Timeless questions.

Theseus’s ship.

That mean anything to you?

Explore the wikipedia entry about it, and it might give you a little start. What makes a “thing” a “thing”?

So now you’re asking why this guy’s writing about a 2,000-year-old paradox on a car design website.

Which means it’s time to talk about lines vis a vis collective and transferred memory. [..]

CAR CULTURE | Legends of Motorsports

Bobby Rahal sure knows how to put on a vintage race meet.  Last year’s Legends of Motorsports event at Mont-Tremblant, QC attracted an amazing variety of entries.  Formula One, Formula 5000, Can Am and Trans Am cars were among those present.  For a designer, this is a great opportunity to study one-of-a-kind details — thanks to the surprisingly open nature of the paddock. [..]

REARVIEW | Ferrari BB512 Design Analysis w/ *BONUS* Ferrari Canson sketches!!!!

As you can tell from my recent posts, I love vintage car sketches. I also love Ferraris. Its not often I find two in the same place, but thanks to a fellow designer’s blog I got a two-for-one special.

Bradley Price is a New York based industrial designer who hosts a blog called I stumbled upon it through one of my many late night scours of the web. Like many of the websites run by a fellow car enthusiasts, there’s a plethora of eye candy to drool over, particularly many cool vintage racing images. [..]

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