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Luciano Bove interview by Quattroruote

Luciano Bove at IAAD Torino

Hi friends,
last week I participated to the inauguration of new Transportation Design Dpt. academic year at IAAD design school of Torino. For this occasion I had the opportunity to talk to a big part of new students to explane how to live this scolastic experience at IAAD school, most of all I tried to tell them what I write about: emotions, passions and motivation.
At the end of my speech I have been interviewed by Quattroruote website with Fabio Ferrante with who we talked about what it means to be a designer and how important talent is in our field.

For those interested you can find the full interview clicking: Quattroruote interviews Luciano Bove


The Third and The Seventh by Alex Roman

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.
Modelling – Texturing – Illumination – Rendering
Alex Roman
Postproduction & Editing
Alex Roman
Sequenced, Orchestrated & Mixed by Alex Roman (Sonar & EWQLSO Gold Pro XP)
Sound Design by Alex Roman
Based on original scores by:
Michael Laurence Edward Nyman. (The Departure)
Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. (Le Carnaval des animaux)
Directed by Alex Roman
Done with 3dsmax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere.


Futurama 2.0 Mobilizing America’s Transportation Revolution

“Assembling a visionary team to create innovative, sustainable and viable solutions for all future transportation in the United States.”

Futurama 2.0 : Mobilizing America’s Transportation Revolution, calls for the creation of a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary group to create a brand new vision for the next 50 years of America’s entire transportation needs.

Created by David Muyres and Geoff Wardle it is a new way to re-think transportation and environment, a new way to put together a multi disciplinary team made by experts to study alternative environmental and architectural solutions in combination with new car design and transportation philosophy. The new needs of a cleaner world force the system to face a new phase which is to re-think itself.

For more info I invite you to check the website



Too Late watch: design essential

With the economic crisis there is a new trend in Design: the essential or low design. Get the most with little, provoke emotions with extreme simplicity and low cost design.

The Too Late glowing watches are a good example. Made of sylicon, waterproof, 5 colors, ultralight and a trendy attractive design. I just bought one a week ago and since then it is always with me.

For more info click Too Late


Custom Car Skin competition contest

A NEW type of competition! Details are posted here.
Custom Car Skins® Competitions will become an avenue for Local Motors customers to host competitions on the design of their LM vehicle exterior. If you didn’t know, all Local Motors vehicles are vinyl wrapped instead of painted because this process is more sustainable, cost effective, and customizable. Such a process also lends itself really nicely to Custom Car Skins®.

The first Custom Car Skins® competition is a challenge to design the skin for Local Motors’ CEO Jay Rogers’ 1971 Mercedes 280SL. Why are we doing a custom car skin for a non-Local Motors vehicle? We are testing out the process of the design competition as well as the vinyl wrapping so it will be fine-tuned when we present it to customers on their Rally Fighter. Also, the 280SL is a bangin’ classic with great curves and it will serve as a nice showpiece for Local Motors and Custom Car Skins®.
Details: here

Submission Start Date: May 20th, 00:00 (est, -4 UTC)
Submission Deadline: May 26th, 23:59 (est, -4 UTC)

Note: There is a one week submission window and voting will take place over the course of the week. The Voting deadline is May 27th 23:59 (est, -4 UTC). Though everyone can and should vote, Jay will choose the winner.

Source LocalMotors


Chris Bangle quits BMW


Chris Bangle has left his job position as Design director at BMW, it looks like he is moving on a new personal development not yet specified.

I hope that Chris Bangle will remain in the automobile Design business because this world still needs him, on internet i read a lot of “sorry” comments on blogs and websites. There is a big part of public that recognizes the “flame Bangle signature” on BMW cars as an important Design statement that influenced a lot of other car designs and became a sort of new philosophy.

Chris in Fiat already started to apply his philosophical method about car Design and thanks to it we had (I was there at that time) the Fiat Downtown concept, Fiat Coupé, Fiat Barchetta, Fiat Bravo Brava …etc. etc.

In BMW, as the big big boss, he had the time to plan a real development of his philosophy that became also more mature. In 15 years the BMW’s cars have changed a lot and the time demonstrated that Bangle was right (at the beginning not very well accepted) in adopting his Design philosphy.

This blog wishes the best to Chris Bangle for his new future and Design adventure hoping to see him soon as the new big man in a new car Design studio.

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Photo via Google images


Syd Mead the visual futurist artist

Syd Mead is the “maestro” of a particular futurist vision of life, graduated from Art Center College of Design he marked very quickly his spirit of mind about what is creative design applied to everyday life. How things could change? What type of benefits we could receive from future technologies, how to inspire engineers and designers to work for a better and more confortable world? After years of experience in the world of car design he started to influence the film industry and films like “Blade runner, Aliens” came to cinemas making everybody dream about new transportation systems, architectures and technologies.

Here an interesting article appeared on Motor Trends written by Arthur St Antoine about the artist that starts like this:

“If you loved the flying cars and pulsating streets in “Blade Runner,” you can thank Syd Mead. If you thought the hangar bay and vehicles in “Aliens” looked cool, give a nod to Syd Mead. Or perhaps you’re a devotee of the racing lightcycles in “Tron.” Again, styled by Syd Mead. The famed artist and industrial designer, now 74, has also produced countless stunning paintings,…”

Full article at :


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