Simon Williamson is an ID professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. The fact that has chosen to educate the next generation of designers when, with his skillset, he could easily be doing entertainment design in Hollywood a la Daniel Simon or concept design for a major automaker, is laudable.
Talk about winning the creative gene jackpot. Giovanni Bugatti, born in 1823, was an artisan and stonemason. His son Carlo, a jewelry and furniture designer. Carlo's youngest son, Rembrandt, was a sculptor. Carlo's eldest son, Ettore, was a designer and engineer who formed the car company that we know today
I've been getting a lot of requests to do a sketch demo of a boat. Specifically on how to get the overall hull shape in perspective. Personally, I love drawing boats. I don't know much about them, and I rarely go on them, but I love the elegant forms of
For you designers looking to change up your career, here's a subset of ID that's off the beaten path: Yacht design. Apparently there's "strong demand for [designers trained] in the pleasure craft segment," according to the Politecnico di Milano Design School, and they aim to bridge the gap with their
Koji Nagano is in confident mood. During the 2016 Paris Motorshow at the world launch of the 5th generation Micra, a critical car for Nissan Europe, we asked him what influenced the new design and the key differences between this new car and the last, unloved Micra. "We really focused
POSITION SUMMARY Flexjet, a luxury private jet travel provider, is currently seeking a Graphic Designer to assist with the execution of creative marketing and communication design needs within their in-house creative team, Studio One. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, innovative individual with 2-3 years of professional in-house and/or agency experience. The candidate must have a solid level of personal organization skills, strong attention to detail and possess the ability to work well
For over 100 years, the Mondial de l'Automobile has been the gold standard in motor shows. The biannual show clocked over 1.2 million visitors in 2014 and continues to draw the largest number of attendees of any auto show in the world—beating out both Tokyo, Detroit and Frankfurt. Despite the
"Top Gear" fans among you were undoubtedly saddened when the original hosts left the show last year. But that's what happens when a star punches a producer. Now Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are coming back with a new car-based show, "The Grand Tour," lavishly financed by Amazon.
In a symbol of their commitment to environmentally-friendly means of transportation, the Helsinki City Council has just greenlit the construction of a massive bridge system that is off-limits to cars entirely. The Crown Bridges project, a trio of bridges including a 1.2-kilometer stretch that will be Finland's longest span, will
As designers we often have to present our work, whether through presentation boards, renderings or physical models. The highest achievement of this art form is if you can express a complicated concept that the viewer can grasp in seconds—and it's even better if you can do it wordlessly, eliminating any
In an effort to advance their design reputation, Renault has engaged in a bold design exercise in their Trezor concept car unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. The all-electric, autonomous-driving-capable two-seater is as wildly impractical as any concept car, though some of the styling cues are expected to pop up
Most of us dread air travel--most of us that fly coach, that is. If you, like me, have never flown First Class in your life, you may not want to watch this. This is Casey Neistat showing us what a $21,000 First Class flying experience looks like, after he was
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When is an ambitious concept bike more than a concept bike? When it's made by aerospace engineers. Innovation giant that it is, Airbus has a lot of side projects and one such project is the Light Rider. They call the Light Rider the first* 3D printed motorcycle, and its design
It's incredible to think that Gordon Murray, the man who designed this [McLaren F1 photo] has now designed this: [OX photo] That's the OX, a low-cost vehicle designed to be shipped, flatpack-style, and assembled on-site (with tools included in the kit). The target market is the complete opposite of the wealthy McLaren F1 owner;
I once helped a friend move a sofa up a narrow East Village tenement staircase to her third-floor apartment. That was a nightmarish puzzle of physics and geometry. But this seems considerably worse. By now you may have seen this GIF making the social media rounds, and I had to
A mechanical vortex of hell has been created in lower Manhattan. It's called the intersection of Lafayette and Broome Streets, where each afternoon two traffic surges--those trying to get downtown to the East River bridges and those trying to get crosstown to the Holland Tunnel--intersect, and the box becomes so
Tomorrow is the start of Glemseck 101, a motorcycle festival in Germany with an emphasis on custom rides. If you live in Europe and want to see unique designs on two wheels, you could do a lot worse than Glemseck. And here is what will surely be one of the
In early June Cool Hunting visited the GM Design Center when the then still unnamed Escala was being assembled for the first time, spending the day with a deep dive into all aspects of the car and the many, many people involved in
Someone in my neighborhood has a Volvo station wagon that I often see parked on my block. It has something that looks like this in the back. When I first saw it, I figured the owner had a dog, unruly children or a history of kidnapping. But after seeing this
The last few weeks have been exciting for anyone interested in alternative aircraft, as the long awaited Airlander reemerged in the public eye. Dubbed the "Flying Bum" after its enormous hotdog bun body, the Airlander is widely credited as the biggest vehicle of any kind in the world. And it
Personal mobility is one of those 'key words' that car companies use when they're talking about future scenarios. It's effectively a marketing phrase that's been accepted into mainstream culture, and there are countless studies and projects attempting to find the best and most compelling solution. But perhaps the ultimate personal
In 2013, Hyperloop was just a conceptual design released by Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX for open source development. Musk's vision of high-speed pneumatic tube transportation system isn't a new one, but his original concept proposed a route to transport people and goods running alongside I-5, making the
We're used to seeing those standardized crash tests involving cars and concrete blocks. But Switzerland's Dynamic Test Center puts those to shame, rigging up unusual, kinetically violent arrangements at the request of clients in search of unexamined data points. What happens when a car hits another car at 200 k.p.h.?
The art of go-kart racing dates back to the late 1930s, when various small, open-wheeled race cars were first developed and used in organized races around oval tracks. The sport caught on, peaking in the 1950s, but eventually faded out over the following decade. It's an art that Douglas Varey,
We figured self-driving cars were maybe five or ten years away. But Uber has beaten Apple, Google, Tesla and others to the punch, and is rolling out a small fleet of autonomous Volvos--this month, according to Bloomberg. In the test city of Pittsburgh, Uber users will summon cars as normal
Many work vehicles are so tall you would have to stand on one ladder to load or unload another from the rack on top. This is hardly ideal, which is why most vehicle accessory companies offer racks that tilt down to the side of a box truck or van,
Mercedes-Benz is teasing the following image on their Facebook page: The only description they've provided is "Hot & cool - almost 6 metres of ultimate luxury." Six meters is 19.7 feet, so this thing is apparently going to be about as long as a 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood.
Touring in London this month, Bill Burr noticed the streets were packed with supercars. Why? Turns out 20something rich oil sheiks modify them, fly them in for their vacation stays, and all try to big-time each other.
It won't be long before our Cottonelle toilet paper and Bose headphones fall out of the sky and onto our front lawns. But it's heartening to see that, whether out of the developers' philanthropy or being stymied by current FAA regulations, the poor will benefit from the technology first.
It's strange that the highest speed limit anywhere in America is 85 m.p.h., yet we can freely purchase cars capable of doing double that. Governments could mandate internal speed governors, but none will. Instead we devise external anti-speeding measures, and Sweden's is probably the smartest.
XY Race concept /// Michael Mills On the back of recent news of a redesigned Roborace driverless electric race car concept from their chief design officer Daniel Simon (the same man who brought you those light cycles in Tron: Legacy)… Source: Instagram ...we look at an alternative motorsport vision that
Here's a rather odd match-up: Hankook Tire has teamed up with Vibram, the manufacturer of footwear outsoles, to create concept tires that, well, resemble hiking shoes. The Hankook DynaSync borrows Vibram's distinctive-looking lugs… …and grafts them onto their treads: These will supposedly improve traction over rough terrain. (These being concept
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