Re: Icon

Postby Lmo » December 25th, 2012, 12:46 pm

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Well... .. if you keep it up, yer going to have to haul your butt down to the San Diego County Sheriff's department and turn yourself in for having too much fun. Image
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Re: Icon

Postby yo » December 25th, 2012, 1:36 pm

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mikeserafin wrote:Great stuff Mike- Love to see the analog concept work


Thanks Mike. Analog sketching just seems to fit with the nature of these projects. I've gone back to analog for a lot of stuff. I just like the connection between the hand and the page. Not to mention the social nature of it. Our studio has a large conference table in the middle of it. Sitting there and sketching as a team for short bursts on projects is so helpful. Until we can get that entire thing to be a Microsoft Surface, paper seems to be working well ;-)

ADD wrote:It's nice to see...amount of detailing gone into this...good work, Yo.


Thanks. These projects are all about the details. The difficult part is taking a vehicle you didn't combine, designing every detail in a way that upholds what Icon is all about, and still having it read as a cohesive whole. I think Jonathan at Icon is all about enhancing the original vehicle, so even if the components are pretty over the top, they still blend in as a holistic thought when you zoom out. More vehicles are in the works!

Lmo wrote:Well... .. if you keep it up, yer going to have to haul your butt down to the San Diego County Sheriff's department and turn yourself in for having too much fun.


I may not have a choice, you haven't seen me drive... ;-)

Re: Icon

Postby engio » February 28th, 2013, 4:05 pm


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Heads up to Michael unless you already knew, just saw this on "How it's made". Season 9 ep 12, it's on Netflix. Some shots of the grille and gauges.

Re: Icon

Postby yo » November 5th, 2013, 11:26 pm

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It is that time of year again. Another SEMA show and another Icon. This time a vintage Chevy Thriftmaster. Beautifully put together. I helped out on the hood badge, side badges, designed the gauges and gauge graphics as well as the IP deco plates that house the HVAC vents and cover all of the modern bits. Super fun project.

All the deets:
http://www.icon4x4.com/overview/thriftmaster

As usual, most of the awesomeness of this is in the fantastic build quality and overall vision of Icon. I just add a bit on some of the bits and pieces, and happy to have fun. ;-)
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Nice view of the front of the truck. The only thing I did here was the hood emblem.
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beauty shot of the emblem.
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Serious milled side badges. The originals were thin stamped jobs.
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Gauge bezels and graphics. I never designed gauges before so that was fun. We worked a company called Moal to produce some nice custom dials.
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here they are lit up
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IP deco plate
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Deco plate door open showing all the tech.
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Re: Icon

Postby slippyfish » November 6th, 2013, 2:00 am

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That IP deco plate - P I N N E R

How is the hood emblem manufactured and assembled to the hood? And did you have to consider that in the design?

And - are you trading in that German AWD travesty for one of these bad boys and one million macho points? :mrgreen:

Sick dude. Super sick.

Re: Icon

Postby NURB » November 6th, 2013, 7:09 am

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Beautiful finishes. I'd love to see one in person just to drink in the quality!

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Re: Icon

Postby yo » November 6th, 2013, 10:05 am

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NURB wrote:Beautiful finishes. I'd love to see one in person just to drink in the quality!

Great stuff!



slippyfish wrote:That IP deco plate - P I N N E R

How is the hood emblem manufactured and assembled to the hood? And did you have to consider that in the design?

And - are you trading in that German AWD travesty for one of these bad boys and one million macho points? :mrgreen:

Sick dude. Super sick.


Ha, I wish. They are $250k... out of my league. The original has a horizontal "CHEVROLET" badge with f mount points on the hood. The new badge had to utilize those mount existing mont points which is why the horizontal bar is placed so carefully low in relationship to the central circular form containing the lizard. Lots of subtle iteration.

Thanks for the compliments fellas.

Re: Icon

Postby simon_four_fingers » November 6th, 2013, 4:31 pm


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That Thrift master is one of my favs. I'd really like to build a couple, classic and a rat rod build. The ICON electric bikes are fetching as well. I just feel for the price point mechanical disc brakes are a poor choice.
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