Field Report: Cars

First up we’ve got some fresh photos of cars parked on 9th street in NYC; note the curved oversized windows and sort of decoratively angular taillights (apparently the rear ends of cars are the most open to designer showboating):

Now for some background: Going back a little, here is Will Smith emerging from a fictional car, sharing many of the same futuristic qualities seen above. Basically we’ve got what people think cars look like in the future, and what people want their new cars to look like in reality. Difference?

And going back even further, here is the Astra Gnome “Time and Space Car” designed by Richard Arbib for Nash Metropolitan. Be sure to click the image for full-size, becasue its really a beautiful work.

Conclusion is that we’re not there yet, but getting closer.


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