Of the many and varied professional opportunities available in the automotive industry, the role of the designer (or stylist) has probably captured the imagination of more young men and auto enthusiasts around the world than any other.
Renderings by Jerry Hirschberg, Allan Flowers, Clark Lincoln, Geza Loczi, and yours truly.
I was a designer for Ford in 1953, and 1956-1961.
Renderings by Geza Loczi, Jerry Hirschberg, Harry Bradley, Clark Lincoln, and yours truly.
I ended up with a box of slides from a major Buick-Oldsmobile show previewing the 1977 Buick and Oldsmobile models.
Jack Humbert, the greatly respected Pontiac studio chief in those years, was very tolerant of my naiveté.
According to Bill Porter, Homer, who was assistant in Pontiac at the time, says he quit because of round-the-clock overtime. Claimed his kids cried when he did come home. “Who’s that strange man, mommy?”
Illustrations accompanying the New York Times article published August 26, 2007
Ralph Nader’s attack on the safety of the Corvair was the first successful assault on the auto industry.
Renderings by Jerry Hirschberg, Bill Porter, Allan Flowers, and yours truly.
Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s.
“I don’t EVER want you to get a motorcycle…But if you do, get a big one.”
Mystery Photo. Turns out it was a Toronado proposal.
Theater advertisements for the first all-new automobile to be placed on the market after World War II, the Oldsmobile Futuramic.
Years ago I had this neighbor, Marge, who was seriously into opera.
Newsprint pads, the same stuff your newspaper is printed on, were far cheaper than other sketch pads and were very popular at Pratt Institute where I did my graduate work in Industrial Design in 1957–58.