DESIGN ICON | Lamborghini Countach

Photo credit: Stahlkocher

When I was in grade school, I had a Trapper Keeper with a Countach on the cover.  So did a lot of other kids.  For us, it was the quintessential exotic car.   We didn’t care if it had been slathered with wings, scoops and other appendages.  Of course now, with the benefit of a BFA in Transportation Design, my tastes are slightly different… [..]

TUTORIAL | McLaren M16C – Offenhauser on Spliced Canson

Qualifying continues today for the 2012 Indy 500. Watching the new cars with their bright colors reminded me of this OSV tutorial – a classic spliced Canson workflow.

FANTASY GARAGE | 1962 Ghia L6.4

And in the fantasy garage it will likely stay — with a price tag of $199,500! [..]

PERSPECTIVE | Viscom Skills (Part I / II)

Today, the Internet provides car design students with an endless well of inspiration to draw from.  However, the vast expanse of the web is not always conducive to the preservation of “lesser-known” Viscom techniques.  My personal theory is that most students draw their Viscom inspiration from the most popular works – those that get the most Google hits, for example. Naturally, this can have a homogenizing effect on drawing styles at the student level and contribute to the narrowing of those styles.  With this theory in mind, let’s consider some of the more traditional ways in which techniques are developed, modified and preserved for future designers. [..]

Citroën shows how a shooting brake can be modern, luxurious and sexy all at once.

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