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How to Sketch Cars eBook

Exactly one year ago I made my sketching tutorial eBook “Sketching Cars

In this eBook I made several step by step tutorials about the basics of sketching and also of illustration, several medias to color car sketches. In this presentation video you can see a bit of it.

SKETCHING CARS eBook Presentation by Luciano Bove

So, if you are interested about this eBook or others I made please check the following link to be directed to my eBook page: Luciano Bove’s eBooks

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The Unforgettable Syd MEAD

Yesterday 30th of December 2019 Syd Mead passed away.

Patrick Strattner Photography

It is difficult to find the right words to describe the man, the artist, the designer, the visionary talent he has been and how much he inspired all of us and still will continue to do for next generations to come.

Syd Mead was born in Minnesota on the 18th of July in 1933, he was a student of Art Center in Los Angeles (later renamed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena) where I graduated in 1959. Car designer first and visionary designer later he is most known and remembered as probably the most visionary designer whom inspired the Science Fiction movie industry in USA during the 80’s. Star Trek and Blade Runner just to name a couple of films that made us dream of a future life really different from the real one we were living at that time.

Great Video Interview made by Fireball Tim Lawrence (my ex classmate)
Syd Mead illustration

Syd Mead, since his Design Company creation in 1970, worked also for some European firms as industrial designer and visionary designer, he also gave a strong contribution to some important Japanese brands like Sony or Minolta, he contributed to some video games productions.

I met him when he came to visit our school (ACCD) during my 7th semester, he came to give a speech with many visuals and we were all completely struck by his words and images, definitively an inspiring person. After his speech he came down stage to talk to us closer and we discovered a very nice person, too. Warm, smiling and enthusiast to share his experience.

When I started to teach car design often, I would say to students: please search for this name “Syd Mead” you will find the right inspiration!

We all love his illustrations and his gouache technique, we all tried to copy it mixing the indigo blue the black the white the orange and violet for the sunset reflections, the glass reflections and the magic rule for the Warm light and Cool light, the dramatic perspective for a dynamic composition on paper. I could continue, we all learned from him to be better and more complete designers (in any field).

Syd Mead was someone with an extraordinary talent, one of a kind. He worked motivated by his strong passion for designing the unknown and he never really stopped. He inspired tons of people and still will because he is unforgettable!

Long series of Syd Mead’s illustrations

We will miss you!

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Design Students & Social Networks, Mistakes to Avoid.

Black car Sketch using color chalks by Luciano Bove

How many times did you think how to show your works to gain visibility in internet? How many times you hoped to be seen by Design professionals? How many times you hoped to be contacted by one of them or to contact them?

Social Networks like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Linkedin, Youtube, and websites are a great opportunity to communicate with the world.

You do something and you can share it with anybody, what is delicate is “how” you do it! In some disciplines like Design (specially Car Design) you have to be smart enough to communicate and share your works without provoking a negative reaction. It is about your behaviour.

In my video I give few tips & suggestions to avoid most common mistakes.

Enjoy!

Design Students & Social Networks Interaction
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Design Management The Right Attitude

To manage a car design project is not easy because it is a complex task. You need a vision, a strategy and most of all you need the right “attitude'” to do it.

In this video I try to explain what does it mean to have that right attitude to manage a car design project. What does it take to impress the right mood to the team to cooperate all together.

Team building and problems solving are important, but the way you as manager work and interact with the team members is more important to achieve the mission.

Enjoy!

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Do Cars Look Alike? Not Really…

Very often people say that “today’s cars are too similar to each others”. However, if we get deeper into how we plan and develop automobiles we discover that this assumption is not really true.

In this video I give my personal view of it, telling a bit about what I saw and see today while making a new car project.

Enjoy!

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Design Management: The Win Win Negotiation

To be a design manager means to help designers’ team requests to be accepted by the Product Project Team so that the final result will be satisfying.

In Car Design, where projects development is really complex, Design Management strategy and tactics are very important to get what Design is looking for. The Design Project Manager is the link between designers team and rest of company team (engineers, product planning, purchasing, marketing, at so on).

In this short video I try to give some usefull infos about this topic.

Enjoy!

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