Image credits: ItalDesign, oldcar-korea.tistory.com, carstyling.ru

ItalDesign is famous for the folded-paper aesthetic they pioneered in the 1970s (at least in the car design world, they are).  One interesting aspect of this aesthetic is that it was never really brand specific.  It didn’t matter whether the client was BMW, Audi, Maserati, Lotus, DeLorean or VW.  Each of them was viewed through the prism of taut, crisp lines and minimalist detail — even a fledgling brand called Hyundai. [..]

The original 14-mile Nürburgring inspires all manner of emotions — not the least of which is fear.  In this collection of film from 1970, a plethora of weekend warriors get it wrong at Adenauer Forst.  Some escape with no damage; others are not so lucky…

TREND | Design Chiefs talk 2016 and beyond

Automotive News has been chatting alot about design lately. They recently spoke to several design chiefs at many different studios about what they see happening in design from 2016 and beyond. [..]

REARVIEW | Analog car design : Henry Ford Museum online gallery.

In today’s culture, we rely on electronic assistance as much as oxygen. When your iPhone isn’t working properly ( come on, you know you have one or want one ), it seems like you forgot to operate without it. Comedian Louis C.K. did a great bit on Conan about how ridiculously reliant ( and impatient ) we have become with our ‘smart’ devices. In the design world, this reliance is compounded. If the Alias server is down, forget it, you might as well go home. Wacom pen lost? You might as well have lost your whole hand. Does anyone have a pencil around here? [..]

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