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Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby yo » April 28th, 2014, 5:43 pm

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check out the triple reflection of the person in the tail fin, deck and streamlined section trailing the headrest. Skilz.

Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby j2cervin » July 24th, 2014, 8:14 am


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Some old Ford Style brochures. Its interesting to see the difference 7 years makes. I just wish the images were slightly larger.

1956: http://westread.blogspot.com/2013/01/ford-styling-brochure-1956.html
1963: http://westread.blogspot.com/2011/11/ford-book-of-styling-1963.html
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Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby yo » July 24th, 2014, 10:13 pm

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Super cool. Thanks for sharing those. I wonder what their purpose was, perhaps recruiting?

Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby Dan Lewis » September 4th, 2014, 10:39 am

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Just came across the upcoming documentary about automobile concept design from 1948 - 1973, "American Dreaming" -- looks like it might be quite good from the Trailer.

http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/remembering-car-designs-golden-age-through-the-eyes-of-1630130781/+barrett

Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby yo » February 16th, 2015, 11:39 pm

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1989, Dave Fleming, toasters
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Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby rkuchinsky » February 16th, 2015, 11:53 pm

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^ very early 90s. Looks like a Zip drive. Old enough to remember those? 50mb cost something like $30. You can get a 10gb usb drive at the drugstore for $-5 now. Ha.


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Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby yo » February 17th, 2015, 12:53 pm

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Totally. I had a bunch of those Zip disks floating around for awhile.

A few more from the same guy.
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Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby slippyfish » March 4th, 2015, 2:46 pm

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Wonderful economy of line and marker in that bus sketch.
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Postby Mr-914 » March 6th, 2015, 8:13 am

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I still have the box of my parallel port zip drive. I tossed out all the cables as no computers have parallel ports anymore. I love the design though. I have inspiration on hand when we hit a retro '90s trend.
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Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby yo » March 19th, 2015, 3:07 pm

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an ItalDesign render of the DeLorean and the original Freeman Thomas notebook sketches for the TT.
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Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby yo » April 25th, 2015, 10:39 am

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I've been seeing a lot of info around the web about American Dreaming​, a documentary about mid-century car design. I finally decided to get off my keister and contribute to their Indiegogo​ campaign. They are trying to raise 20k and have only so far raised 5k with only 18 days to go. Designers, contribute and spread the word! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/amer ... x/10617394

At least share this on your social networks. Let's get these guys funded. I want to see this movie :-)
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Postby slippyfish » April 27th, 2015, 7:08 pm

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Contributed a little bit, and shared it on LinkedIn.

Also sent it to a few clay modeler friends, who promptly replied with photos of themselves at the actual gallery opening for the American Dreaming exhibit. Ooops.

Good song, btw. Dead Can Dance.
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Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby yo » April 27th, 2015, 7:32 pm

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Ha, that is a good song. Reminds me of college.

Hey, at least all those clay modelers know you supported, that is good. Frankly I think GM, Chrysler, and Ford should just fund the thing as it will be a giant commercial for them in a way!

Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

Postby Crit71 » June 4th, 2015, 3:10 am

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vintage goodness
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more vintage goodness
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