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Postby yo » December 14th, 2009, 9:27 pm

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I helped design the front end of this guy: so psyched about it. Hitting limited production this year.
http://www.icon4x4.com/inventory/icon-c ... ed-edition

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I'll post more on the process later. Just wanted to share for now.

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Postby Brett_nyc » December 14th, 2009, 11:13 pm


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oh very cool. I was checking out the goods a few days ago from the link off the Matte black car thread. So utilitarian. Makes the Defender 90 (another one of my all times faves) look plush.

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Postby NURB » December 15th, 2009, 8:09 am

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Very very nice. I've been drooling over the Icon stuff for a long time. Looking forward to seeing your process stuff!
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Postby yo » December 18th, 2009, 6:44 pm

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Thanks, a little video going over some more details:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO0QvgmqENo

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Postby yo » December 28th, 2009, 7:47 pm

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A little insight into the process on the Icon CJ3B from Wallpaper magazine: http://www.wallpaper.com/cars/the-icon-dog/4187
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Postby rkuchinsky » December 28th, 2009, 7:59 pm

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wow, im jealous. great project, great results and a great company ethos that features design. good job, MD! not to mention the wallpaper* mention is top notch.

i only wish there were more companies like this that would bring back the original spirit of cars gone by...

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Postby yo » March 28th, 2011, 9:06 am

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I received this in the mail last week. After spending some time with the vehicle after the first one was made, it is so nice to have this as an artifact of the project.

3 more collaborations in the works... some good stuff coming.
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Postby Brett_nyc » March 28th, 2011, 9:42 am


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Looks great. I love the raw metal color.

The bridge between the headlight bezels is a really nice detail. I could see the whole car really matte and monochrome with that part popped out in a high key color.

keep it coming

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Postby yo » March 28th, 2011, 8:38 pm

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Thanks man, it is very close to the initial sketches. Jonathan at Icon used Burkebuilt Engineering, who I've worked with in the past, and we were back and forth on the solid works and protos, as it should be. Communication and collaboration. Hard to believe this was back in '09 when this was happening.

Yes, I could imagine lots of color options. The body is completely powdercoated, no paint, so there are some limitations, but it would be cool to see that iconic bar shape in a bright color.
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Postby Kershaw » March 28th, 2011, 9:04 pm

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Very cool.

Too many cars these days are covered in excessive and unnecessary lines so Im glad you kept it simple with the grill, very iconic (pun intended).

Looking forward to seeing the next round of projects!

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Any updates on the track car project :) ?

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Postby yo » March 28th, 2011, 9:13 pm

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Thanks Jim. I'm a little to busy on Icon work to mess with the track car for right now. It will come back around though.

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Postby Kershaw » March 28th, 2011, 9:51 pm

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Awesome looking forward to both

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Postby Brett_nyc » March 29th, 2011, 9:35 am


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What's that little lizard?

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Postby yo » March 29th, 2011, 11:24 pm

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It is their logo.

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Postby Lmo » March 30th, 2011, 12:51 pm

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What's that little lizard?


It is their logo.


Well, there's a few of those around... but at least a gecko/lizard is appropriate for an all-terrain vehicle (as long as you don't tell me that it can pull overhangs.. . ) :wink:

Nice work Michael. Evokes a post-war, all-business sense that I like about off-road vehicles; not that a little whimsy is a bad thing.

Down here in Pismo Beach, the only drive-on-beach coastal State Park on the west coast, we see so many of these machines (mostly on trailers) coming up from LA and points east ... most look like R/C toy wannabes. Some arrive under their own power, but not too many; over-the-road driving tends to wear out the center of deep-cut tires.

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Hmmmm.... might be a good subject for "Vehicles Spotted in Your Neighborhood" although I think it would become boring pretty quickly.

Where you going to hang that front fascia?
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