R. Henry Gurr’s book played an important role in my interest in car design.
America’s premier design school remains the world’s most renowned, alma mater to more star auto designers than any other single institution.
Interesting how the esthetics of aerodynamics have changed.
Lots of very interesting photos.
Jordan likened this to “letting a tiger out of the cage—saying go!”
Recapturing the Magic—Visions of the Future American Automotive Design.
From the collection of Tom Falconer.
Design Staff Directory from January, 1988.
He had quite a career.
Tom Semple and I almost killed each other.
This rare, out-of-print book was loaned to me by Richard Nesbitt.
Shinoda was outspoken, candid, humorous, and firmly believes in what he is doing.
“Paint won’t save it.”
“GM Teamwork and Technology for Today and Tomorrow.”
“Too bad aero had to go that way.” Mitchell.
For one reason or another sometimes that creativity needed to vent in the form of cartoons.
I remember he ordered a new blue Chevy pickup, and when it was delivered he realized that the instrument cluster had a blank where a gage could have been. He called it his humility gage, because it reminded him he didn’t have everything.
This exhibition highlights the creativity of the American automobile designers of the 1960s and 70s
Thanks to George Camp and Charlie Stewart with help identifying people in the photos.
A random collection of GM related photos with captions, including Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Jack Humbert, Chuck and Mark Jordan, Zora Arkus Duntov, and a few of Design Staff’s styling cars from the ’70s
In February 1956 Ford Times did an article about the students in design studies.
Among his talents, Alex was noted for his ability to play tunes on his airbrush.