With the passing of design legend and visual futurist Syd Mead, AutoDesignO is honoring him by sharing his interview from the summer 2010. Enjoy Syd's creative take on visual futurism, design, and engineering.
The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show has a bit of everything. But, the emphasis is clearly shifting to new technology. Can the designs keep pace and fairly represent these new advances? Or, is the industry happy with the way things are?
ArtCenter College of Design is a hub, focal point, gathering place, and launchpad for those in the creative fields. Arguably, the school is the global birthplace for the majority of car designers. Annually, the college pays homage to those with the ArtCenter Car Classic 2019.
ArtCenter’s annual Car Classic features unique, custom, specially built vehicles that will include early coachbuilt cars, custom hot rods and motorcycles, concept cars, bespoke supercars, and specially modified vehicles from all eras—classic to modern to concept.
This year the ArtCenter Car Classic is dubbed 70 years of Iconic Design. AutoDesignO wrangled some of the extraordinary talent to provide some definition to the word “icons”. Interviews with Erik Goplen, Fireball Tim Lawrence, Jay Leno, Frank Saucedo, Larry Wood, and Roger Zrimec.
The Mullin Gallery will not feature any permanent collections. In addition to transportation related exhibits the multi-functional gallery is planned to showcase various topics in art and design in the coming years.
This year, ArtCenter’s annual Car Classic celebrates the 70th anniversary of the College’s Transportation Design program and the indelible mark our alumni have made on the world around us, and of course the cars that we know and love.
In the real world of transportation design, there are many factors that can lead to a less than daring path. But, school is still the one place where you can still let it all hang out with wild abandon.
Many ArtCenter alumni of the school’s transportation design department represent the cream of the crop in the world of mobility design. This is why Car Classic is considered a “homecoming”.
It’s about time we made a car that not only has a wraparound love seat but is also best-in-class for diaper changing, and REDSPACE can fill that niche!