Archive for the ‘Design Handbook’ Category

Design Handbook – Big Wheels

October 28th, 2013 at 4:30pm

More and more cars these days are coming equipped with bigger wheels than ever before, and that can be an expensive proposition. But, if we’re talking looks, you can’t beat a car with whopping big rims. Just look at any teaser sketch released before an auto show; now THAT’S the car the designer wishes he could build! Big wheels are one of the “Secrets of Proportion” in the Design Handbook.

Design Handbook – Bone Line

October 22nd, 2013 at 10:00am

When you consider character lines on a car, you may be thinking of creased sheet metal — the sort of line you might draw with the single stroke of a pen when sketching on paper. But, as Jim Hall explains in the latest edition of Design Handbook, a vehicle’s “bone line” is more substantial than that. Click Play for a lesson that’s sure to stick to your ribs.

Design Handbook – Styling vs. Design

October 10th, 2013 at 10:57am

Although they’re often used interchangeably, Style and Design are not the same thing. As Jim Hall explains, there is a subtle, but important, difference between a car that has been styled, and one that has been designed. Learn more as we get into the Fundamentals section of the Handbook.

SsangYong Rodius Spazz Attack – Design Handbook

September 26th, 2013 at 8:00pm

Elegant curves, perfect proportions, and a cohesive theme. All hallmarks of good design. So what do you get when you combine lines that go nowhere, a greenhouse that looks like a tumor, and plastic cladding up the wazoo? Well, you get a vehicle that looks purpose-built to steal the crown from the Pontiac Aztek for Ugliest Car of All Time. Jim Hall has a fresh new chapter for us in the Design Handbook.