With the recent Designer Night at the Races events in California and the Memorial Day holiday we did not get a chance to cover design news last week. So this week’s report will cover the past two weeks of what is happening in Auto Design. So we start with a Design Conference, travel a bit with an app-enabled bicycle, ride with the wind, play with some Lego, do a little coloring and end up with a new Mustang and a Zagato. And make sure to come back Wednesday to see the latest installment of 10 Questions with…
Visit our partner Green Car Design to read all about the event and the who’s-who of auto design check out the article here.
Bike-sharing programs have cropped up in some of the larger cities in the US such as Washington DC and Boston MA. The common business-model is expensive to implement because they rely on smart-racks, which can cost thousands each. Social Bicycles looks to change that with smart bikes that can use regular bike racks.
How many hours does the average car designer spend in the wind tunnel for the development of a current production car? In today’s Ask Ralph section of our report, the answer is 200 (if you happen to work for Chrysler).
If you have read this blog before you are well aware that Lego had an improperly heavy influence in my life. And while my collection of old Lego may be the biggest in the auto design world, my skills and replicating 1970′s-era Formula One cars takes a back seat to Paul Boratko’s Crowkillers Supercars.
BASF is one of the experts in the automotive color industry and recently hosted a conversation between a European Design Legend and their internal color design department. Read the conversation with George Gallion here.
Here is one designer’s take on what the next Mustang will look like with the Evos influence.
I couldn’t have written this intro any better, so here is Design Boom’s write up of the one-off concept ”At the 2012 concorso d’eleganza villa d’este, BMW cars and Zagato Coachbuilders debuted their ‘BMW zagato coupé’, combining iconic Zagato features like the double bubble roof and truncated rear proportions with the BMW’s signature roadster flanks, styled front face, and interior.”