Sketch by Geoff Garstecki
Carl Olsen was the head of the College for Creative Studies Transportation Design program from 1987-2000. Having previously been Director of Style for Citroen, Director of Design at Ogle Design Ltd., and Tutor in Transportation Design Royal College of Art London, Carl brought a distinct flavor to the program, adding to its already established reputation as a transportation design powerhouse.
One of our designers at frog, Amina Horozic, a CCS grad herself, brought it to my attention that Carl had preserved much of his best student's work and placed it in a convenient online archive. Check out the dozen or so deep galleries, some with sub galleries, of some of the most fantastic transportation work from that era. You might recognize many of the student names, like Ralph Gilles, currently the CEO of the SRT brand and senior vice-president of design at Chrysler.
Enjoy the galleries HERE.
Sketch by Mark Micelli