About a year ago, we went to the international car launch of LYNK & CO in Berlin, Germany. They are now releasing their first car in China, the Model 01 (shown in the gallery). Designed and engineered in Sweden, the Model 01 went to pre-sale on November 17th. 6000 cars were sold in less than three minutes, this is the fastest selling SUV in the World. Bringing their brand with connectivity with a sharing function and the world’s first in-car share button, to wireless charging and a dedicated LYNK & CO apps store. In their words LYNK & CO has abandoned the traditional automotive concept of base models, entry points and endless options lists. Inspired by fashion and technology, trim levels and optional extras have been replaced with a simple selection of fully equipped, one price collections: We announced the birth of Lynk & Co almost exactly one year ago. Now, just 12 months later, we start sales of our connected and shareable 01 SUV in record fashion. Online we have replicated the in-store experience and simplicity of choice with our unique ‘explorator’ carousel. Just stop on the car you like and subscribe online – it’s as simple as that, as Chinese customers have proven during our pre-sale event. Designed and engineered by an international team in Gothenburg, Sweden, Lynk & Co has a European heart and soul, and a refreshing approach to the automotive sector as a new urban mobility brand. Personalised services, an open API (Application Programming Interface – the first in automotive to be ‘open’), unrivalled connectivity, vehicle sharing, ecommerce, simple, subscription-based ownership, and the first dedicated app store for cars – these are the key offerings of Lynk & Co. More Links Learn more about LYNK & CO at lynkco.com LYNK & CO Model 01
Back in October, we covered the LYNK & CO launch in Berlin for the reveal of their Model 01; that will hit the market later this year, starting in China followed by Europe and USA in 2019. Today at the Shanghai International Auto Show, they are taking it one step closer to launch by unveiling the all-new 03 concept. A bold, mid-size and sporty sedan with a classic look that will feature free connectivity and lifetime product warranty for all the other cars including this concept. This model, as well as all the following LYNK & CO cars, is based around connectivity. Customers will find a range of connected technologies on offer in the vehicles, all aimed at making life easier. All models come with a large central touchscreen and telematics systems that are always connected to the internet and the car’s own cloud. The LYNK & CO brand will also provide its users with personalized services, an open API, unrivalled connectivity with vehicle sharing at its heart, e-commerce, and the first dedicated app store for cars. Over the course of the next 12 to 24 months, a new range of premium, state-of-the-art cars at the most accessible of price points will be introduced, with the aim of challenging and redesigning the way in which automotive products are bought, owned and consumed across the world. The key aim of LYNK & CO is to enrich and simplify vehicle ownership through connectivity, e-commerce and by addressing the needs and preferences of a new global generation of customers. O3 Concept We started with some clear defining ambitions: to look solid, have an imposing presence and to make a striking visual impression. The result is the 03 Concept – our first LYNK & CO sedan – which encapsulates muscular solid volumes, our unique brand elements and intricate, high-tech details resulting in a design that is bold and sporty, says Peter Horbury, Executive Vice President of Design, Geely Auto Group. About LYNK & Co LYNK & CO is a brand from Geely Auto Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – the owner of Volvo Cars and London Taxi Company. Geely Auto Group is one of China’s largest car manufacturers. More information: https://www.lynkco.com.
It’s always impressive that somehow you’ll look at a photograph and you’re not even sure if it’s real or not. I am especially talking about car photographs, we understand that is a tremendous amount of work to just finding the location, getting the equipment, getting the special car and crew to just organize everything together. What if there’s another route? Let’s not pick a side, let’s rather enjoy the stunning CGI work from Onur Dursun who has been a CGI artist for more than 10 years currently based in Stuttgart, Germany. With that much experience to craft his skills, Onur has been rocking in art direction, retouching and of course automotive design. Experienced with over 10 years in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). More Information via Behance.
Gleb Kuznetsov shared some quite beautiful motion design projects for Automotive UI. on his Dribbble page. They seem to be for the new Fantasy Auto Lab project done by the amazing people over at Fantasy, a Human-centered UI & UX studio based in New York and Silicon Valley. One of the reasons I thought it would be cool to share this projects is because it has a Tron look, quite different from what we have been seeing since flat design, if that is even a style, became popular. There's much more to love than just the style. The animations and details are top notch and make me want to see the full project. Auto UI - Motion Design Gleb Kuznetsov is a design director with 15+ years of experience in product design, User interfaces, Usability area including automotive, mobile OS, Apps, Web, TV, Ecosystems, more than 500 B2C projects. For more information check out http://fantasy.co/
As you may have seen from our social channels, we have been covering the launch of the new car company called: LYNK & CO (via our Instagram) in Berlin, Germany. It has been an exciting ride as that is our first international unveiling for Abduzeedo. As expected, we are now releasing the first official images for what it would be called the LYNK & CO Model 01. What comes different from them to other car manufacturers from the shopping experience to how you will interact with the car on a daily basis, it will be a whole concept on his own. As we were intrigued about when this will be on the market and at what price? We still don’t know yet but one thing we do know is LYNK & CO Model 01 will be launching first in China and Europe for 2017. The US market will fall shortly afterwards, so more to come. Some Words The 01 will be the most connected car in the world. Designed for a modern, urban audience who are used to collaborative consumption and all the benefits that this brings. As consumer behavior changes from valuing experiences over ownerships, LYNK & CO’s new model for car usage directly answers to this need. With our app, and the LYNK & CO sharing community, both the owner and other member-drivers can easily share a car. The open platform also welcomes collaborations with developers and other creative minds to introduce new applications and experiences into the automotive world - Alain Visser, Senior Vice President of LYNK & CO. The car has a share button, enabling the driver to generate rental income via a shareable digital key. The car owners can remotely grant people access to drive the car. Via the LYNK & CO app they control, monitor and share their car from their smartphone – or directly from their car. Model 01: City The open API, connected to numerous sensors in the car, and the dedicated LYNK & CO app store open up endless opportunities for third party developers to invent new apps and for users to personalize, enrich and expand the automobile experience. Cloud, platform and online services have been developed through partnerships with Alibaba, Ericsson and Microsoft. In addition, all cars come with a large central touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link and Android Auto. Model 01: Sport About LYNK & CO LYNK & CO is a brand from Geely Auto Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – the owner of Volvo Cars and London Taxi Company. Geely Auto Group is one of China’s largest car manufacturers. More information: https://www.lynkco.com.
On Abduzeedo, we love getting requests from you guys especially knowingly that is coming from all over the globe. That is genuinely a feeling of satisfaction to discover talented people out there and on occasions we are being invited to special events too. We have some exciting news to share with you guys, we have been invited to the launch of a new car brand in Berlin, Germany. Launching on October 20th, we will be covering our first (ever) international unveiling on the blog. We are totally psyched and make sure to follow us on our social channels: Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest from this launch coverage. So far, we know little about this brand new car brand except that is going be the most connected car to date. Here is some more information! Some Points • the most connected car to date • a new share-based business model • a car built on an open digital platform • collaborations with several world-leading tech companies With LYNK & CO, we have created something bigger than just a car. We have created a digital platform for new thinking, for sharing and for collaboration, where only the imagination and creativity of all the bright minds out there will set the limits for how we can improve the use of cars and the experience of mobility. - David Green, CDO, LYNK & CO. More information: http://lynkco.com. Originally seen here.
They are beautiful, expensive, symbol of luxury; aren't they really? I am talking about magnificence automotive cars, only a certain amount of people will ever be able to afford one of those. Actually, if we think just a little deeper, what's so definitive about these "exotic cars", I mean we can take any cars and strap the logo and make it our own right? Actually no, there's a reason why these cars are so pricey. I would say the quality and durability of shorts is the reasons why you would want to get a luxury car. The marketing of the brand is also another factor that contributes to the finesse of it all, through this process we'll have photography work done too. Let's take a closer look at the work from Marc Trautmann Since 1993, Freelance photographer with a focus on automotive and people. About Marc Trautmann Marc is a photographer based in Frankfurt, Germany. Working mainly in photography and digital photography, Marc had the opportunity to work with car brands like: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar and more. More information: http://www.marctrautmann.com.
I found Kim's work on Instagram and was instantly hooked to her Traveling Cars Adventures series. As she says at her website, the series shows her little toy cars in dramatic situations. And I gotta say it is hard for you not to fall in love with her toy cars and embark on their journey. Kim is currently lives in London where she is studying Photography at the University of the Arts London. Her pictures are delicate and inspiring. You can totally put together a whole background story for her little cars. I'm a total fan of her pics and I had to share them here with you. Take a look! My name is Kim Leuenberger, I was born in 1992 in the North West of Switzerland in a region called Jura. As the regions is quite small and lost in between two chains of mountains, I started to travel a lot around Europe, hungry to discover more of the world and be a real explorer. I always liked photography and started it at a very young age, however I only owned my own dslr for my nineteenth Birthday. It has been love at first sight with a little nikon d3100. Almost 2 years I've upgraded to a Canon 5d mark iii and learned all I know about photography by myself, by reading magazines or websites. I now use a range of different cameras to capture the car series, with an Olympus EM5 mkII and sometimes a LeicaQ. I love being creative with my photography as well as documenting the life around me. I love making objects and tell a story through my pictures, music is my biggest inspiration, I named many of my pictures after songs of my favorite artists (Mumford and Sons, Ben Howard, etc..) And don't forget, we are all explorers of this beautiful world! Blue London City CAumasee, Graubuenden, Switzerland Dorset Explorations - Durdle Door, UK Arlington Row cotswolds Gale Algarve City Lights Graubuenden Switzerland In an other world of fairies - Fairy Pools, Skye Magstraede Copenhagen London Calling Graubuenden Swiss Expedition Sunset in Galé, Algarve Splash at Durdle Door - Dorset, UK Riding the wet city Tayrona National Park, Colombia Pugliese Mountains - Puglia, Italy
There's nothing better than starting the week off with some inspiring photos from old cars modified to cross the desert at massive speed. It sounds like the plot for a new Mad Max movie and the work that Christopher Wilson shared on his Behance profile titled Bonneville Speed Week could definitely be a part of the movie series. The images are quite stunning, especially the mood evoked and the more I get myself into photography more I'm inspired by beautiful photography work. For more information about Christopher make sure to check out this work at http://www.christopherwilsonphotography.com/ Part of a campaign of imagery documenting Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Khyzyl Saleem is an illustrator and concept artist based in Manchester, UK. Conceptualism is an art of combining concepts obviously, but also make a transition from your ideas to your installations which in this case? Cars. With only 3 years in the design, Khyzyl has evolved his incredible skills and this series will prove it even more. All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem Links: Khyzyl on Artstation: http://www.artstation.com/artist/KhyzylSaleem Khyzyl on Behance: https://www.behance.net/TheKyza
Ido Yehimovitz is an illustrator from Tel Aviv, Israel and he created an awesome collection of vehicles from movies and TV shows that he used to like in his childhood to present day. He will keep adding more cars but the set that he put together already is quite impressive and I have to say, I love the style of these illustrations. For more information about Ido visit https://www.behance.net/IdoYehimovitz
It's funny how old cars had so much character than the new sophisticated ones we have today. New York photographer Franck Bohbot goes out to capture all that character and created an very cool series of parked cars. Enjoy! For more from Franck Bohbot visit .franckbohbot.com and behance.net/fbo. Each one of Bohbot’s series features these photographic intentions — through their enigmatic atmosphere, documentary-style approach, and timeless feel, we are transported to a dreamy, velvety, and nearly infinite visual paradise.
Olivier Gamiette is a self-taught designer from Paris, France. With the main interest of bringing new exciting ideas to life Olivier today works for Peugeot as Senior Designer in Paris. In this project he showed us how he rendered children's sketches into incredible car designs. It's awesome to see the evolution of the basic sketches to the final result and how much of the basic concept kept unchanged. Oliview brought six children's car sketches to life by rendering them as a prize for the 'Draw Me The Car of 2020' design competition, launched in collaboration with the french children's magazine Okapi.The six 9-14 year old winners – Clement, Thomas, Tom, Lena, Leo and Gaspard – were able to see their dream cars realized with my personal photoshop rendering method. I presented the first placed winner, Clément, with a 270mm by 140mm model of his design at an awards ceremony held at the cPeugeot's design center in Velizy, France. I shared with the young winners my thoughts and inspiration behind their designs. . It was totally amazing and so magical for them to discover their sketch reinterpreted in a realistic rendering drawing. They were very proud and some of them already know they would like to become car designers .. Details For more information visit: http://www.behance.net/gamiette
This is a classic photography series shot by British photographer Peter Aylward at the Silverstone Classic 2013. If you into fast cars and classic photos, this series will bring a great nostalgia feeling to your day. Enjoy! For more from Peter Aylward visit .peteraylward.co.uk.
Escape Artist took the good old Formula 1 liveries and implemented them on the new cars that were being used this 2013 season. The result is a mix of retro x new. As we all can agree the retro liveries had so much character and bring such good memories. Enjoy! For more visit Escape Artist. We've been spending our evenings transplanting some of the best liveries from the last couple of decades of F1 onto a 2013 car... Maybe the McLaren would go a bit faster with this old livery!
Today I was reading about HDR and decided to get some inspiration on the subject. I am a super fan of HDR photos and we've been posting about it since the very first year of the blog. It's incredible to see how popular HDR has become and I'm still amazed by the visual style this technique can give to photos. Atomicpixal demonstrates this beautifully with some HDR photos of cars that look like legit illustrations of hot rods. I have been a Freelance Photographer for a very long time. I enjoy post processing images as well as taking them. I moved to Menifee two years ago from Oceanside and I love the area. I also collect antique cameras. I am an old darkroom photographer that has been converted to the digital world. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
If you are fan of nice cars and good movies, chances are you have seen these cars on the movies before. But now they are completely illustrated by Spanish graphic designer Jesús Prudencio. Enjoy! For more from Jesús Prudencio visit behance.net/jesusprudencio.