A Detail To Appreciate: The Handle-less Door Handle

If you’ve ever had a weird reaction to some pills you found in a wet paper bag on the sidewalk, then you probably know that when you disassemble a car by hand in a deep, trance-like state, you end up with a lot of parts. So when I see a detail on a car that can eliminate even one part, I’m impressed. Like this door… » 4/29/15 9:55pm 4/29/15 9:55pm

Student Designs The Lincoln That Lincoln Should Be Building

Yesterday I decided to take a peek into the future of auto design. Usually, I do this with a combination of specially-purchased mushrooms and a drink my RV-dwelling uncle makes from methanol and a straw, but this time I decided on a new approach. I visited the Transportation Design Department at ArtCenter, arguably… » 12/07/12 10:00am 12/07/12 10:00am

Livesketching With Influential Car Designer J Mays

J. Mays is the Chief Creative Officer for Ford, and is the man behind Ford's current resurgence as a design innovator. Mays has been a major force in the world of auto design for many years, creating such modern icons as the new Mustang, the Audi TT, and updating the iconic Beetle to the New Beetle, starting an… » 8/29/12 3:00pm 8/29/12 3:00pm