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Automobiles Design Movies Special Feature

10 Concept Cars That Have Graced the Silver Screen

Movies and cars go together perfectly on the big screen. In fact, the two things have a lot in common: they’re about craft, design and, most importantly, movement. The feeling of speed in cinema is achieved chiefly through editing and the illusion of fast and furious, peddle-to-the-metal travel can be exhilarating to experience. The car […]

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Art Automobiles Color Installations Metal Sculpture

Flattened Fiats: Ron Arad Crushes Cars into Industrial Sculptures

Ron Arad’s wall-mounted car sculptures mesmerize as they play between two and three dimensions. His current exhibition contains six beautifully crushed retro Fiats that he appropriately titles “Pressed Flowers.” The model Arad uses, the Fiat 500c Giardiniera, was not only his family’s first car, but also the vehicle that his father almost died in, from […]

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Art Automobiles Drawing Hyperreal

Drawings of Ultra Shiny Automobiles

Someone took the time to really polish these cars. There are BMWs, Audis, Volkswagens and Peugeots in the line-up here; illustrated by Dogukan Uludag using pencil colors, markers and pens to make the exterior of the cars look candy coated. They’re so glossy that you can probably see your own reflection on them. Artwork © […]

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Animation Automobiles Video

Honda’s Magic Show!

Filmmakers Smith & Foulkes and Nexus Productions were commissioned by W+K to make an animated film including Honda’s automotive inventions, as well as the humanoid robot ASIMO. These manufactured products are displayed in miniature versions, and their parts are switched around like Transformers toys by the hands of an engineer.

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Automobiles Classic Design

A Luxurious Roadster

The wave lines of this concept car are so elegant! It is a 1948 Buick Streamliner that took two years to build by American mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs. Without a doubt, the design was “influenced by the 1937 Auto Union Typ C Stromlinie and 1937 Mercedes-Benz W25 Avus Stromlinie, which ran the 1937 Avus […]

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Art Automobiles Body Art Illusion

Car Built With Painted Human Bodies

This optical illusion was made by Emma Hack, the Gotye video visionary who calls herself a skin illustrator on her website. Hack used 17 men and women to build the dented car sculpture in support of the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia, who used it to highlight the dangers of low-level speeding. See also: […]

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3D Automobiles Design

Hear the Jaguar Roar!

Inspired by the Jaguar E-Type (1961-75), design studio Skyrill and Marin Myftiu have developed a beautiful concept car called the “Jaguar XKX.”

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Automobiles Design

Elegant E-Type

Hungarian student Laszlo Varga has envisioned a beautiful Jaguar concept car entitled “E-Type 2011.”

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Art Automobiles Sculpture

The Color Changing Sculpture

Lexus commissioned NONdesigns to build a sculptural representation of the CT 200h vehicle, which is being exhibited in events around the United States. NONdesigns “created a pixilated interpretation of the compact premium hybrid that treats viewers to the two personalities of the vehicle. [I.e.] When viewers walk around the installation, they experience a change in […]

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Automobiles Metal Recycled Sculpture

A Tribute to the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR “Uhlenhaut Coupe”

German friends Armin Ciesielski, Peter Brakel and Walter Willer have remade the Mercedes 300 SLR “Uhlenhaut Coupe” from scrap metal. They worked for seven months and used 10,000 metal pieces to create this silver vehicle. “The car was a very difficult model to make because of all the intricate details and we made the engine […]