Tag Archives: industrial arts

a workable plan: building a car from concept to production

 “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 »

aston martin superleggera

  Patented by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera (super light) in 1936, the superleggera system consists of a structural framework of small-diameter steel tubes that conform to an automobile body’s shape and are covered by thin alloy body panels that strengthen the framework.

unconventional thinking. intellectual mobility.

There is a living tradition of German car design that is derived from the 17th and 18th century Enlightenment ideals of reason, logic, and systematics. The general aims of this manner of thinking are focused on the everyday activities of people; and how the individual and society, each, could be changed for the better. In… Read More »

a general survey of porsche cars: 1965-1973

Porsche 911. Model Year 1967 . 2.0 Engine, Ivory White #6604.  Original Bill Of Sale: $6845.26.  Source: www.design911.co.uk              Porsche 911 F. 1965-1973.  Source: porsche.com.   Porsche 911 Targa. 1967-1973. Porsche Factory, Stuttgart, Germany, 1970.  

styling and aerodynamics

Keep It Clean, Simple, & Pure The decade of the 1950’s is often characterized by advances in art and science. Contemporary artist Sam Curry produced his interpretation of an early ’50’s Chrysler Hemi V-8 (top image) by using computer photo-editing tools Cinema 4D, and Photoshop CS3.