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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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Dynamic, Rational Style Characterizes Max Huber's Designs

Dynamic, Rational Style Characterizes Max Huber's Designs

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Sep 2014
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When Huber arrived in Milan in December 1940, he could barely stutter in Italian. But upon examining Huber’s business card, designer Antonio Boggeri discovered that while the elegant card appeared to be printed it was actually meticulously hand-lettered and precisely spaced. Boggeri immediately hired the young upstart.

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The Land Rover Series Visualized

The Land Rover Series Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Sep 2014
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In conjunction with last week's Land Rover video, we wanted to share more information about the Land Rover. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of all kinds of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the Series I initially sold for about £600?

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Driven by Design: The Incomparable Lancia Stratos

Driven by Design: The Incomparable Lancia Stratos

By Yoav Gilad / 29 Jul 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

It wasn’t all rainbows under the Fiat umbrella though, as Mr. Enzo Ferrari didn’t want the Stratos to compete with the Dino and had Fiat delay supplying the engines until absolutely necessary. They then delivered all approximately five hundred powerplants at once. But, if there was in-fighting and jealousy between brands, why was the Lancia so dominant in rallying? Mostly, because of the design.

Driven by Design: Ferrari Dino

Driven by Design: Ferrari Dino

By Yoav Gilad / 18 Jul 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

The Dino was interesting as it helped to launch the career of designer Leonardo Fioravanti. He had been at Pininfarina for about two years when he was allowed to design the 206 GT and frankly, his inexperience shows. Even as the world was turning away from the voluptuous forms of the post-war years, the 206 GT clung onto them.

BMW Posters Designed for Fellow Collectors

BMW Posters Designed for Fellow Collectors

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jul 2014
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Mr. Mo Faraz, the designer behind the art, uses this platform to share his ideas and knowledge with other enthusiasts and owners like himself. He has owned a handful of vintage cars himself, including an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT, a BMW 2002, and a BMW E9 CSi, and has used his experiences with these cars to formulate the inspiration behind his designs.

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Franco Scaglione Was the Real BATman

Franco Scaglione Was the Real BATman

By Johni Parker / 4 Jul 2014 / 1 Comment Read More

The BAT concept car project originated as a joint collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Bertone, with Franco designing the cars, that began in 1953, culminating in three cars. The idea was to create vehicles with the lowest possible drag coefficient, named BAT for ‘Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica’.

Life's Better on Two Wheels

Life's Better on Two Wheels

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 May 2014

London-based graphic designer Tim George has created some really cool motorcycle-themed prints and shirts, inspired by '70s vintage rides. Tim began illustrating motorbikes a few years ago, and since then it's become an obsession for him that he evolved into this series of prints and tees.

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