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Old 02-23-2008, 09:10 AM   #41
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That Mercedes truck is trying at least. The rotating windshield wipers is a great example of form following function. What better way to clean a round windshield AND subconsciously represent the manufacturer logo at the same time?
I'd like to see more designs go that route, but even when I see all the concept car sketches that are being output now, there just seems to be something missing. If I had to put a word on it, I would say: Mass.
The majority of concept illustrations I've seen focus on being freaky for the sake of being different, not for any foreseeable reason. The difference in illustrations like the BOHN stuff is this palpable feeling of weight, strength and mass. Trim things down to their basic function and look good doing it. Maybe it's all the chrome.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:53 AM   #42
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Image 9 reminds me of a shark-nosed Graham
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:22 PM   #43
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The Bohn Aluminum and Brass Co was the source for Bohnalite aluminum heads as used on the 1935 Miller Fords at the Indy 500. Also sponsored Don Sullivan in 1934 Indy with the Bohnalite Special.
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:55 PM   #44
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Great art. The tandem rotor helo was my favorite and was built in several renditions. The Boeing 360 which was never built looked closer to that rendition than all the others. The train art was also closely realized in operating units. The father of Tandem rotors just died about 2-3 weeks ago. Igor had nothing on him.

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Old 02-23-2008, 06:29 PM   #45
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Just a few days ago...on February 11, at the age of 88.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:59 AM   #46
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How's this for style! The Futurliner, not me.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:57 PM   #47
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Very futuristic, yet still quite deco. Beautiful to look at, but what did they tell us about the product? Mechanical fantasy? Bohn's design future looked better from their chronological perspective than design actually ended up, looking back from ours. Round is so much nicer than square.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:19 PM   #48
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i had to come back to this today after seeing a cigarette lighter in a gas station today that reminded me of the portholes on that engine, red and everything. it was a smooth, art deco style red rectangle with 8 little oval portholes down the front with the same style and flair. i'm still thinking of going back and getting it because it was so damn neat.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:47 PM   #49
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Man that stuff is awesome. I love the art deco designs and style, and the fact that Bohn is my last name too! kinda cool that im in the metal industry also. I'll stop talking about myself now haha.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:21 PM   #50
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If you guy slike this art, find a copy of William Gibson short story entittled 'The Gernsback Continuum'

Anyone read it ? I think it's in the Burning Chrome book.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gernsback_Continuum

And while we're at it, those pictures remind me of my 1958 Brunswick Anniversary pool table which has a really Streamline Moderne appearance with it's giant aluminum corner castings and rounded shapes.
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:24 PM   #51
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I was browsing through here today and saw this and thought of Denise..
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:47 PM   #52
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Those are really something. I really admire good art, especially visionary art.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #53
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That Mercedes truck is trying at least. The rotating windshield wipers is a great example of form following function. What better way to clean a round windshield AND subconsciously represent the manufacturer logo at the same time?
I'd like to see more designs go that route, but even when I see all the concept car sketches that are being output now, there just seems to be something missing. If I had to put a word on it, I would say: Mass.
The majority of concept illustrations I've seen focus on being freaky for the sake of being different, not for any foreseeable reason. The difference in illustrations like the BOHN stuff is this palpable feeling of weight, strength and mass. Trim things down to their basic function and look good doing it. Maybe it's all the chrome.
That's Luigi Colani's work, he's a wildman!
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:10 PM   #54
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I have always loved Bohn's art..

Here's a bunch more....

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One of my favorites is the Merry Go Round. Not sure why. I guess because the thought of a Merry Go Round, that isn't round, intrigues me....

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Old 03-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #55
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Very cool stuff. I just love yesterday's tomorrows.
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