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The Audi Sport Quattro Visualized

The Audi Sport Quattro Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Dec 2014
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In conjunction with yesterday's Audi Sport Quattro feature, we wanted to share more information about these wonderful rally monsters. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that only 224 short-wheelbase homologation specials were ever built?

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Driven by Design: Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato

Driven by Design: Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato

By Yoav Gilad / 15 Dec 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Based on the Fiat 600's floorpan, the Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato "double bubble" was Abarth's aerodynamic, performance version of Fiat's diminutive coupe. It made its debut at the 1958 Torino Motor Show and went on sale the following year as a continuation of Abarth's 750 series. But this 750 was different as it was fitted with a 750cc Bialbero (DOHC) engine and featured an aluminum body styled by Zagato.

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Alvin Lustig was the Original Design Strategist

Alvin Lustig was the Original Design Strategist

By Andrew Chen / 3 Dec 2014

He had achieved so much in so little time, but as is the case with most masters, they’re taken away from us too soon. Lustig became blind at age 39 due to diabetes and passed away a year later. In just half a lifetime, Alvin Lustig pioneered the role of design strategist…

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Saul Bass was a Modern Renaissance Man

Saul Bass was a Modern Renaissance Man

By Andrew Chen / 26 Nov 2014
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Very few people have had the ability to reach and affect the masses like American graphic designer Saul Bass. It’s likely that you’ve encountered his work without even knowing it. For starters, he created the opening credits of James Garner’s racing epic, Grand Prix, a film I’m certain most Petrolisti have seen...

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Hanns Lohrer Helped Create Porsche's Bold Graphic Identity

Hanns Lohrer Helped Create Porsche's Bold Graphic Identity

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 Nov 2014
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Ferry Porsche, the company’s head, and founder, was initially not fond of advertising. Colorful advertising pictures made him distrustful, which makes some sense, as his training was as an engineer. He would have surely thought that the technical data would have been enough for the consumer to make a wise decision. Hanns Lohrer would soon change that.

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Driven by Design: Toyota Sports 800

Driven by Design: Toyota Sports 800

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Nov 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

One of the coolest features of the Sports 800 is the headlamp design that manages to straddle a surface transition and look quite good. It is a futuristic touch that made more traditional cars (AC Ace, any Ferrari to this point, etc…) immediately look dated. Additionally, the front of the 800 foreshadows the 2000GT to some extent.

Graphic Designer Bob Noorda's Very Systematic Mind

Graphic Designer Bob Noorda's Very Systematic Mind

By Ryan Connolly / 7 Nov 2014
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“Don’t bore the public with mysterious designs.” This no-nonsense quote once verbalized by renowned graphic designer Bob Noorda can be considered the all-encompassing philosophy spanning his entire portfolio of work. His genius simplified designs down to their purest form through a highly elegant, calculated, and systematic approach.

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The Porsche 356 Visualized

The Porsche 356 Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Oct 2014
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In conjunction with Tuesday's Outlaw Porsche video, we wanted to share more information about the wonderful bathtub Porsches. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the 500th Porsche was built in the fourth year of production?

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Tom Eckersly Was The First Modern Graphic Designer

Tom Eckersly Was The First Modern Graphic Designer

By Andrew Chen / 24 Oct 2014
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Eckersley’s contributions to British poster design were officially recognized in 1948 with an Order of the British Empire appointment. By this time, his posters could be seen just about everywhere (not only in the UK), and his ingeniously simple and often humorous style was instantly recognizable by the public...

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Alan Fletcher is the Godfather of British Graphic Design

Alan Fletcher is the Godfather of British Graphic Design

By Andrew Chen / 15 Oct 2014
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Fletcher and his various partners grew the business, expanding their offices to the USA and winning work from high profile clients like Shell, Arthur Andersen, and IBM. But after nearly forty years in the design business, Fletcher became bored of corporate clients and abruptly left the consultancy he founded. He focused on creating personal projects and vowed never to work for uninteresting people.

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Raymond Savignac: Always Just Right

Raymond Savignac: Always Just Right

By Ryan Connolly / 8 Oct 2014
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Regardless of his particularly dark outlook on life, Savignac never strayed from his bubbly trademark style. As an apprentice he quickly discovered the necessity to include a human element in his work; and even when his pieces contained only animals, they were sure to still show a facet of human emotion through their facial expressions...

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Herb Lubalin Was Controversial at Times, But Always Great

Herb Lubalin Was Controversial at Times, But Always Great

By Yoav Gilad / 3 Oct 2014
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According to the AIGA, “Lubalin helped push back the boundaries of the impact and perception of design… that could put big, important ideas smack in the public eye.” Starting his own company also led to his collaboration with Mr. Ralph Ginsburg on a series of magazines (Eros, Fact, and Avant Garde) each seemingly more controversial (and more well-renowned) than the preceding one.

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