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Transformation Car Design Project

Transformation Car Design Project

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:

Jaguar XKX: Concept Car

Concept Cars always have been a fascinating subject for us to get inspired for the future. What will be the next coming? Today, I am showcasing this concept car by Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu from, I hope you guys will enjoyed it! The XKX Jaguar is a new generation electric roadster, aimed at pushing both performance and power efficiency to a new level. This concept tries to revive the glorious design lines of the brand, combining fresh solutions, a unique, new aerodynamics, tailored around the electrical elements of the power system as well as cutting-edge energy feedback. Inspired by the e-type from 50 years ago Sketches One of the main challenges during the concept drafting was avoiding the heaviness associated with many of today’s muscle cars, including actual Jaguar models. Like with the models of the golden era, we wanted to recreate a thin, elegant profile, but still showing off all the extra power and technological improvements. The solution was dividing the volume into two separate perceptive entities: one that “floated over” and transmitted the characteristic veil-like feeling, and another, below this layer, that spoke of all the power and adrenaline this car was capable of, which was translated into ample front and rear openings at the sides. The morphology of the lower part was the most important and is obviously the most distinctive compared to current roadsters; the delicate equilibrium of the large curves of the air intakes had at the same time to transmit aggressiveness, but still appearing light and ephemeral, giving the adequate perceptive lightness to the upper curves. This, is partly due to an intricate array of reasons, but in large part it’s also the very nature of those stylish cars of the ‘70s; the minimalistic, flowing lines of the E-Type, are maybe the very perfection of an automobile, almost entirely deprived of all the subtleties and excessive detail, they have very little to be improved. Just like the sculptural representations of Konstantin Brancusi, the E-Type represents somehow the very essence of an automobile, with almost total smoothness, the perfect balance of muscle and elegance, all embodied in a dreamlike shell that seems to stay afloat, hovering on some dense, invisible fluid which also shaped it’s very being. Given the circumstances, is somehow a paradox to try to follow an evolutionary path that leads to something “better” than these masterpieces. However, a new, in depth study of some glorious Jaguar models, was in our view a chance to find that path again, looking for distinctive DNA traits of the model through the years. And applying current styling trends and standards, especially in the view of new body-forming techniques and new technologies, we started to envision the very successor of the E-Type and XK8 Jags, applying similar, stylish curves that run harmoniously from nose to tail, some of them uninterruptedly.

Automotive Photographs by Ivan Nava

Born in the United States in 1983 and raised in Venezuela, Ivan Nava has quickly become a native to the Miami photography scene and is taking it by storm. He has worked with big names of the auto industry, therefore his automotive photographs are amazing. For more from Ivan Nava visit