Concept Car Design: Driving The Dream
The car of the future has been an evocative and emotive subject literally for as long as cars have existed. No industrial product carries more dreams, hopes and wild imaginings than the form of transport dearest to the human heart. Concept car design dissects the process of designing these imaginary flights of fancy from idea, through refinement and creative expression, to realization. The book shows where designers look for inspiration when envisioning the cars of the future, and how they respond to the demands of the market - aesthetic, economic or environmental. It demonstrates how they use the tools, from sketching and rendering to wireframe and clay modelling, with which they explore a creative vision and present it tangibly, and how that vision transfers to the cars on our roads. Featuring the work of major manufacturers, independent design consultants and automotive design students from around the world, Concept car design is perfect for car fanatics, designers in any discipline, and those interested in the journey from idea to reality. Jonathan Bell is a design writer contributing regularly to Wallpaper*, Blueprint and Graphics International and is the co-editor of Things, a journal of writing about objects and their histories. He lives in London.