Illustrator and ad designer Charlie Allen posted the following notes January 20, 2009 on his blog about the history of ad illustration, Charlie Allen’s Blog. “Chet Patterson and Jim Hastings, sometime in the 60’s, had a falling out. I never knew why….and this ad came through Butte, Herrero, and Hyde, a well known creative-design team… Read More »
In 1955, John G. Gump received an employment proposal from Ford Motor Company. Gump accepted, and generated ideas for Ford automobile styling over the course of three decades.
United States Postal Service: America On The Move postage stamps. In the general course of aesthetic history, there have been countless attempts to define ideals; but there are no genuine assertions that proclaim aesthetic progress occurs. Yet, in the realm of industrial design, and the mediums that inform and define it, there is a genuine technological progress.… Read More »
Circa 1985, the American industry for kit cars offered a variety of high quality fiberglass coach designs that represented British sport cars. The marketing of the American reproductions included many high quality print advertisements with imaginative photography, skillful writing and captivating graphic design. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and many automotive enthusiasts… Read More »
Inline 4-cylinder OHV Internal Combustion Engine with Camshaft in Crankcase and Push Rods activating Overhead Valves (OHV) V-8 (8-cylinder Side Valve) Engine with Flathead Combustion Chamber. The valves are placed in the engine block beside the piston, instead of in the cylinder head, as in an overhead valve engine. Source: 1932-38 Ford Factory Shop… Read More »
“How A Car Is Made from Invention to Launch” by Don Sherman, Car and Driver magazine, November 18, 2015. The time required is the most interesting and secretive part of a car’s gestation; a crash program to replace a dead-on-its-wheels product may take only half the time invested in a normal, full-redesign effort. In our… Read More »