I DRAW CARS – Kickstart Project

The I DRAW CARS Sketchbook & Reference Guide is an indispensible tool for students, designers, hobbyists, artists and car enthusiasts. We’ve designed the ultimate car design field guide by pairing commonly used industry reference materials with a ubiquitous and iconic moleskine-style sketchbook.

I have always thought about being an vehicle designer or an industrial engineer, some one who gets to design those amazingly cool cars. Matt Marrocco and Adam Hubres are two designers/engineers who work in this industry and wanted to provide a book and tool that can help people develop this skill. I love that they have gone with the Moleskine look for this book and they have put a lot of effort into it, all the different perspectives and designs. I for one have zero skill in drawing even though I sketch a lot in my Moleskine so I pledged right away, I love that they have a sketch over section so I can improve my horrible skills and I would love to add this to my collection. If you like this sort of thing check out their website and then head over to Kickstarter to pledge for the book. I hope this is a first edition and they come up with other design books soon.

Link: Kickstarter

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Graffiti Analysis 2.0: Digital Blackbook

“The project aims to build the world’s largest archive of graffiti motion, and bring together two seemingly disparate communities that share an interest hacking systems, whether found in code or in the city,” Roth states.

I have always been a fan of graffiti, some of it is pretty cool and some of it is crude but I always admired the skills some of these people had. Now some people have taken up this project of archiving different kinds of graffiti, they even developed a programming language called GML, Graffiti Markup Language, which takes a lot of dedication to put together to accommodate the graffiti the way they want. I love the way they have the graffiti free standing as if its in its own space with no gravity.

Link: CoolHunting