February 20, 2007

Automotive visualizations

I’ve come across some crafty ideas from the automotive world, visualized in Photoshop, 3D, and sheetmetal:

  • BMW tweaks nature to demonstrate why they don’t do front wheel drive.
  • Volkswagen drives home their power-to-weight ratio in this series of GTI ads (see larger).
  • Vive le blur: Recent design school grad Ian Hart created some rather excellent Ford Mustang ads as a student project. He writes, “Constructed from GE Lexan EXL semi-transparent resin, the billboard accurately blurs the scene behind it regardless of day, weather or season.” [Via]
  • Peugeot & Microsoft challenged designers to devise cars of the future, and you can see a gallery of the winners here.  Peugeot will build the winning entry as a full-scale concept car, and MSFT will feature a drivable version of the car in one of its Xbox 360 games.
  • No Photoshop necessary: Automotive artist Billy Gibbons (aka one of the bearded dudes from ZZ Top) has created the weirdly wonderful Bus Ball [Via].  It reminds me in some way of Heatherwick Studio’s groovy rolling bridge (video).
Posted by John Nack at 4:22 PM on February 20, 2007


  • Kris Hoet — 2:53 AM on February 21, 2007

    Thanks for the mention John. Although a lot of people seem to agree the Mustang ad is not feasible, it still think it’s a fantastic idea as well.

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