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Driven by Design: DeLorean DMC-12

Driven by Design: DeLorean DMC-12

By Forest Casey / 17 Mar 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

“Wedge styling” is more-or-less self-explanatory; merely the mention of the term brings to mind images of periscopico Lamborghinis, Stratos Zero Lancias, and Boomerang Maseratis. Arrowhead-shaped cars, so pointed in their execution that any modern designer attempting to copy them would end up entangled in a web of pedestrian safety regulations.The wedge trend wasn’t popular long after the 1970s: Like the shark fin it was said to mimic, wedge styling surfaced, peaked, and slid beneath the waves again in under a decade.But there was a last straggler, one lone instance of wedge styling that broke free of the ‘70s: The DeLorean DMC-12

Color Inspiration: Green

Color Inspiration: Green

By Jonathan WC Mills / 17 Mar 2015 Read More

"I wanted to win in a green car…" Stirling Moss, Amelia Island, Florida, 2015.

I am writing these words soon after hearing legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss utter them. At the time, they rang as both a strong nod to his own patriotism as well as a call to action in appreciation of a fantastic color: green.

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The Mini Visualized

The Mini Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jan 2015
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Earlier last year, we shared Sumner Norman's Mini, but as it's the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite stories. 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 Mini was the first British car to sell over one million models?

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The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer Visualized

The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Jan 2015
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It's been a while since we first shared Holger Schubert's Ferrari 512 BBi, but as it's the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite stories. 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 387 of the first-generation 365BBs were ever built?

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Campari is a Champion of Modern Art and Aperitifs

Campari is a Champion of Modern Art and Aperitifs

By Andrew Chen / 26 Dec 2014

Italian liqueur-maker Campari is internationally famous for its popular aperitif, but it’s equally renowned for its love of modern design. The company has created some of the most iconic and timeless advertisement campaigns by working with the world’s best artists and designers for over 150 years.

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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.

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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