Who is Hideo Kodama?
by Dick Ruzzin
“Hideo Kodama was a designer from Japan, the first hired by a European car company. Hideo exerted a very creative, artistic and harmonic influence at Opel Design through his beautiful sketches and his personal presence He also was a very large design contributor throughout the years, ascending to a position beyond Studio Chief. He fathered the Opel Corsa and all of its variations for many years. Hideo became a design super star in Japan through his work at Opel and magazine articles about design and illustration.”
This rendering seminar was published in Car Styling, Issue 6, April 1974. There was no English text. This is the way it used to be done.
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