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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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Design Essay: Boats and car design

Design Essay: Boats and car design

The boat industry has for a long time remained stagnant, but over the past five years sales have jumped, with studios expanding as much as hull lengths ...

27 November 2006
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Design Essay: The two-tone selector of style

Design Essay: The two-tone selector of style

Not since the heady days of rude boy rule has two-tone black and white made such a comeback. The first showing was at the winter 2004 fashion catwalks, ...

15 November 2006
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Design Essay: French Micro Cars

Design Essay: French Micro Cars

With the release of the Smart in Europe several years back, the micro car market once again took on a new life, and several small companies throughout E...

08 November 2006
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Design Essay: Designing For Mash-ups

Design Essay: Designing For Mash-ups

MASH-UP: 1. A musical genre which consists of the combination of the music from one song with the acapella from another. Typically, the music and vocals...

27 September 2006
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Design Essay: The Ingredients of Supercar Design

Design Essay: The Ingredients of Supercar Design

Supercar is a strange term amongst the lexicon of car design - a combination of two words that will never reach the common vocabulary in the way that 's...

18 August 2006
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