Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Vintage Swiss Air Posters

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Swiss Air has a fan site, SR692, which houses a huge collection of the company’s marketing materials from the past. Loved these posters from the 70s & 80s which showcase the Swiss Air logo with subtle hints at destinations. More after the jump…

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Paris Autoshow 2010 Favorites

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The annual 2010 Paris Autoshow was last week. Here are some of the cars and concepts that stood out for EP. Above is the Audi Quattro Concept. More after the jump…

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MINI WRC Countryman

Friday, October 1st, 2010

MINI has pulled the wraps off it’s WRC Rally Car that they will be entering in the upcoming 2011 championship season. The car will be based on the upcoming MINI Countryman. Looks the business, can’t wait to see it tear up Monte Carlo. More pics after the jump…

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Vintage Porsche Ads

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Came across these amazing Porsche Ads from the 80’s. Lovely use of typography and image perspective which visually gives a sense of speed. The ads are fun and playful, a stark contrast to the yuppie teutonic image of porsche today. Cheeky slogans & imagery for the flashy buyers, detailed descriptive fine print for the engineering types. A nice homage to the brand since many purists consider the water cooled 993 series 911s the ultimate porsche. More after the jump…

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BMW Brand Book

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

BMW commissioned industrial designer Joe Docet to develop a book that exemplifies the belief of their brand. The Brand Book is covered in white perforated leather and sized in a extreme landscape format. The images and textures provoke the values of BMW, luxury, speed, & precision. More after the jump…

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BMW 3 Series TV Ad

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

BMW recently put out a new ad spot for their iconic 3 series. A refreshing departure from their revamped softy ‘JOY’ campaign. The ad speaks back to ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’ as enthusiasts remember with vintage driving footage of the classics. BMW, please make more of these ads and go back to building handling machines rather than over-powered porkers.

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Aston Martin Rapide Design Details

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Aston Martin recently launched their 4-door executive saloon, the Rapide. Came across these pics of it’s amazing design details. Materials and textures are so beautifully integrated inside and out. The last pic shows the cover for the trunk latch, why? so you don’t see the ugly hook when the trunk is open. This is what $200k buys you. More after the jump…

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MINI Scooter E Update!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

MINI shared sketches of it’s scooter concept on their facebook fan page. They will be premiering the concept at the upcoming Paris Auto show. Details are scarce but the word is we will be seeing an all electric powerplant with what looks like a lot of MINI design influence. Could be a nice summer run-about here in Montreal. More pics after the jump…

UPDATE: MINI has released official images of the scooter. There seems to be a iphone dock!

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Marc Newson Industrial Designer

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Marc Newson is a industrial designer from Australia. He incorporates a design style known as biomorphism to his various designs. This style uses smooth flowing lines, translucency, transparency and tends to have an absence of sharp edges. He has a showing at the Gagosian Gallery in NYC
on now until October 16th, 2010. More after the jump…

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MINI Online Configurator

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

MINI USA recently relaunched their online “build your own” configurator. It’s much improved over the old version with the ability to download desktop wallpapers of your dream MINI. We have a few MINIs at EP our most recent being a ’09 JCW Clubman. They have some new color combos that were not available when EP ordered ours and we are now salivating to upgrade. Midnight Black w/a Chilli Red Roof! What’s your favorite combo? The EP Clubman after the jump…

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