Gil Spear (designer at Ford and the subject of the last post), while working for Norman Bel Geddes, was commissioned to create a dog house for Herbert Hoover. Here’s the story.
Fascinating images from Ford designer Gil Spear’s idea and innovation sketchbook.
Lincoln Design Heritage: Zephyr to LS (1936-2000) is an exhaustively and throughly researched book that chronologically records the development of the Lincoln mark. Great book review. Many photos.
A photo essay of the Exhibit at the Pontiac Creative Art Center featuring design sketches and renderings from production and advance Pontiac Studios.
Detroit Style—Car Design in The Motor City. Photo assay by Ryan Gertner.
Photos from the League of Retired Designers 2021 show at the Royal Oak Historical Society, Royal Oak, Michigan.
A satirical mid-’50s look at the GM design process by Stan Mott.
Dick Thompson’s commentary on driving the ’59 Stingray and the GS Corvette in competition.
Dick Henderson gives Rich Taylor an unforgettable ride around the Tech Center’s test track in the ‘59 Stingray.
An interesting account from 1977 of Mitchell’s Stingray racing effort with quotes by Mitchell and Kenny Eschenbach.
This compilation of videos is what society once believed the future would be like. It’s uplifting and entertaining—just what we need as 2021 gets started.
The SAH honors Dean’s Garage with a book review and inclusion in their Resource List. View the entire 9/10 2020 issue.
Herb’s six FBCG entries included one made from a block of Plexiglas, and another from cast in aluminum!
Dean’s Garage reviews Maestro: Bill Mitchell, Second Edition by Roy Lonberger.
I remember the seeing the Pontiac Phantom many times at Design Staff. Let’s just say it had mixed internal reviews.