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Essay: Interpreting the Faces of Cars

Essay: Interpreting the Faces of Cars

From their very first inception the front ends of cars have been likened to a face. The big breakthrough came with the adoption of the upright honeycomb...

11 July 2007
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Design Essay: Copycat Car Design

Design Essay: Copycat Car Design

Cars all look alike these days goes the popular saying. But, these days some car designs really do look very similar to others...Walk down the main stre...

22 June 2007
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Design Essay: Punctuating the Logic of Equilibrium

Design Essay: Punctuating the Logic of Equilibrium

What is it that makes some products highly successful even though they are different to anything the public has seen before? And is different always bet...

18 June 2007
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Design Essay: Cars Meet Chairs 2007

Design Essay: Cars Meet Chairs 2007

Milan's Zona Tortona used to comprise of a few warehouses circling a parking lot, but this year the attractions erected for Design Week spread over the ...

28 May 2007
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Design Essay: Cars and Architecture

Design Essay: Cars and Architecture

Shuffling past boxes to get to the car in the morning, we seldom give too much thought to the garage beyond tidying it. But without cars there would be ...

27 April 2007
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Design Essay: Digital Design

Design Essay: Digital Design

Outside of the car design community there's a popular misconception that cars are designed by computers. If you look around a modern car design studio i...

18 April 2007
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Design Essay: Suppliers, Solar Panels and Nostalgia

Design Essay: Suppliers, Solar Panels and Nostalgia

Many products create emotional ties with their owner but nothing like the relationship we have with our cars.  Like our home most of us spend a consider...

19 February 2007
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Design Essay: Autonation

Design Essay: Autonation

Two cars recently highlighted the issue of nationality in auto design: the Renault Twingo concept and the Chevrolet WTCC Ultra concept. Each brand is hi...

07 February 2007
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Design Essay: Wood and Metal Trends at the Detroit Auto Show

Design Essay: Wood and Metal Trends at the Detroit Auto Show

Wood and metal accents have been used in automobiles since the beginning, but at the Detroit Auto Show this year it was impressive to see a reintroducti...

29 January 2007
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Design Essay: Beauties, Beasts and Blades

Design Essay: Beauties, Beasts and Blades

Late last year Automobile Magazine ran an article on the Top 25 most beautiful cars ever made. Such lists are always controversial and this one garnered...

17 January 2007
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