The information is thin regarding the historical and social context which influences artist Sam Curry. However, the outcome of his influences is revealed by his catalog of digital art, currently available for study at the community website archive deviantart.com.
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 »
Virgil Max Exner (1909-1973), conceptual artist and automobile designer, developed and refined his craft amongst the most talented stylists of the 20th Century. Exner held the position of executive stylist for General Motors, Pontiac Division; Raymond Loewy Associates; Studebaker Corporation; Chrysler Corporation; and his own company, Virgil Exner, Inc.
“ROAD TEST: Volkswagen Scirocco,” Car And Driver Magazine. March 1978. Images scanned from magazines in my personal collection–M.T.
Volkswagen has developed and refined its factory and motor vehicle products incrementally since its founding in 1938.
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 »
Ford GT 40. After a failed attempt to take over Ferrari, Henry Ford II resolved to beat Enzo at his own game. The GT40 (40 inches high) won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times in a row from 1966 to 1969, including a 1966 1, 2, 3 finish. 1965 photo of Roy… Read More »