Category Archives: Design Events

Bringing Detroit to Vegas – The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ comes to SEMA

For the first time EVER, the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ is coming to the desert.  Brook and I are excited to announce that on Wednesday, November 1st in Las Vegas , the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ will at the SEMA show.

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AutoMoto Film Festival ’16

Our own Kristin Shaw interviewed Jeremy Cable, founder of the AutoMoto Film Festival. On Thursday May 12, the AutoMoto Film Festival kicked off its 3-day celebration of automotive filmmaking. In it’s second year in Detroit, the festival features over 10 … Continue reading

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Detroit’s Newest Must-Attend Auto Event

In 1991 while was working in the auto industry near the beaches of Virginia, the opportunity arose to come to Michigan.  I was a life-long auto nut who could think of no better life choice than to move to Detroit, … Continue reading

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Meet the Contestants – Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™

Fight Club of Design!……… Has a good ring to it.  So in my best Michael Buffer voice, “In this corner we have the defending champion, Darby Barber of Rochester MI, weighing in at…”  OK. wont go there.  Besides we talked … Continue reading

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Automotive Art at the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™

While the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ is known as a sketching/ design competition, there is no doubt that automotive design is really at its core fine art.  And when the artist is as famous and talented as Camilo Pardo, the art … Continue reading

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Sketchbattle 2015 Champion Profile

Today’s post was written by Kristin Shaw.  Since she was a young girl, Darby Barber has always been interested in cars, and knew she wanted a future in automotive design. Her consuming passion for cars developed as she was growing … Continue reading

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Judges Announced for Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™

14 contestants will be vying for the title of World Champion Sketchmaster when the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ returns to the Tangent Gallery next Tuesday night, January 12th.   The $1000 top prize will be awarded by BASF to the lone survivor … Continue reading

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