Today was a big day for Lynk & Co and they did a fantastic job teasing us the reveal during the past weeks. Today finally came, despite a small gitch with the servers. The wait was really worth it and it's finally revealed. Lynk & Co announced their new mobility membership, European rollout plans, community partnerships, and shared a look at their first car to be available in Europe: the 01.
Rishav kumar is an exterior designer working at Polestar/Volvo based from the Gothenburg, Sweden offices. With the recent announcement of the Polestar PRECEPT which is a car (duh!) but it represents the next stage of Polestar's design journey and it's not too far distant from the near future. It also features the future of their infotainment system. In their words: "enabling better safety, decreased distraction, and a fully contextualized user experience.
I am sharing this project by colorsponge . for two particular reasons. First of all, the project I am featuring is what I called: 'A cyberpunk story' which is something I love dearly and second of all after taking a closer look. It's made entirely in CGI! Really! I would never think this would be made entirely in CGI but it actually is. It's quite expressive, I especially love how colorsponge . visually approached the main character and obviously the car.
Fellow Montrealer Thierry Doizon has been cooking up a series that has definitely caught our eyes. Titled: Hovercraft #X, we are following his conceptual and development experiments of Hovercrafts for the Hëll5pit project. Coming from a background of game design from Ubisoft, all the illustrations are playfully reinstating a mixture of art direction and obviously automotive design. Check it out!
It's not common that we have shared with time how much we became such fans of 'automotive design' on ABDZ, there is a mixture of a lot of things including design, industrial design, automotive design, and more. To kick off the week, we would like to share the work of Dmitry Mazurkevich who has created 'widebody kit' for the BMW E24 635 CSi. From the details, lighting, perspective, you will be enjoying its vibes and tones resembling the cars you would see on the Fast and Furious movies.
Just to keep the momentum with Tesla's Cybertruck, I decided to share a series of futuristic car designs by Zenildo Almeida simply titled: Sci-Fi Vehicles. Hint* None of the cars have 'tires', they are mostly 'hovering' above the ground. I just love how the background is set into a post-apocalytic world in the desert. There is definitely a Mad Max vibe in the atmosphere.
Well it is November 2019 and carmakers from Tesla didn't hold back and introduced the Cybertruck. What was your first impressions? At first, I didn't like the design (still don't) but it definitely looks straight out of the 1982's Blade Runner which is pretty dope if you ask me.
Continuing my efforts on sharing 'automotive design' projects entirely made of CGI. Here we are with the Lamborghini Aventador by Praveen V S, an artist from Kottarakara, India. These are strikingly beautiful and similar to a real photograph, I mean just take a look at the details with from the interior. The lighting, textures, reflections, and the entire overall atmosphere.
The fine folks from Mondlicht Studios have shared their CGI recreation of the iconic Lancia Stratos HF Zero. For those who are not familiar with the Lancia Stratos, well it's a sports car and rally car made by Italian car manufacturer Lancia. The rally portion of the car won the World Rally Championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976. What is the most striking aspect of the car is its design.
THE SCOPE is a high-end CG imagery and film studio based from Hamburg, Germany. They specifically focused on cars, how about luxury cars? They really produce high-end CG imagery, to the point where I can't even spot the difference between what's real or not. Being a huge fan of car photography, it takes a lot of work to create realism especially on the live situation with the lighting and the reflections. It's so impressive seeing for far you can push CGI nowadays.
I have found this automotive design concept of what could look like the next Tesla pickup? The beloved Elon Musk did mention that there will be a Tesla Pickup Truck coming in their lineup and as I quote: "a really futuristic-like cyberpunk Blade Runner design". How cool is that? One car designer decided to give it his own take on this concept, let's take a look at the work from Emre Husmen who is a car designer based in Istanbul, Turkey.
We are sharing the automotive design concept by Rashid Tagirov of the Polestar O. Which is a car design based on Volvo Cars Polestar model, an electric performance car developed in Gothenburg, Sweden. I just love seeing the early sketches all the way to the final design concept, I mean look at the matte black design. It's so beautiful, it's rightly pulled from the Cyberpunk2077 game.
I am a great fan of Tesla and also of Elon Musk, the care of his level of thinking for the user experience and vision simply changed the game of the entire car industry. Earlier this year, they have introduced the Tesla Model 3; the mid-size all-electric four-door luxury sedan starting at a very affordable price. As a designer, what struck me the most was the removal of the "conventional" interior car interface replaced by a 15-inch touchscreen.
Following up with our latest futuristic feature, let's go with this automotive CGI design by colorsponge entitled: Honda Reventon. As part of a weekly challenge from the folks at Automotive CGI; colorsponge also known as Carlos Pecino is taking it over with this winning design. I think you might have recognized the frame of the Lamborghini Reventón alongside with an Akira-inspired colour palette and elements like the tires. It's quite lovely and a nice tribute!
I stumbled across what Honda was working on a new self-balancing motorcycle, it was pretty cool. Seeing this bike got me wanting to surf on the process behind the industrial design work of such concepts. I’ve found this stunning-looking motorcycle concept by Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko. Their concept is about their passion about the Japanese approach to design and it’s quite lovely what they have done.
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?
The internet has given us access to so many things and with that, tools to ease the ability to share. For me, the most fascinating of all is that we can see various types of artworks and styles. A great example is the project Box on Wheels by Scott Schenone, the idea is to create a car model from a box model.
It's been quite a long time since our last post about industrial design, especially car design. To change that today we feature the SOL.E - Personal Transportation, a project created by Adam Carvalho, a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Humber College, passionate about design and always up to try something new, and have as much fun as possible. Currently, automobiles account for almost a third of our carbon emissions in products and utilities used today.
We all know the importance of sketching during any design process, however depending on the field we work we tend to skip the sketching part and go straight to more detailed mocks. That's one of the reasons I love to see car design projects. The sketching and ideation during this part of the process is never forgotten. A great example is the project that Mark Cansick titled BMW Osmotic Drive - Final Year Project Flatwork. An amphibious luxury vehicle for 2023.
Automotive Design is probably one of the most fascinating areas of design in my opinion. It exemplifies how style, branding, technology and constraints play together while creating a product. Kirill Ponomarenko illustrates this in a project completed during his GM Exterior Design internship in the Summer 2012 focused on the Chevy Equinox. Kirill Ponomarenko is a industrial designer with BS Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech (2008), he has worked at the General Motors Aerodynamics group for over four years.