26 February, 2010
I’ve just read so, these are sad news but I guess times go from bad to worse and Hummer goes down that lane too, unfortunately.
GM has revealed that they will be closing their HUMMER brand after an attempt to sell the brand to the Chinese Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co. has failed.
I’ll ask you one thing: Can you ever imagine a Chinese Hummer??! Can you imagine a “MADE IN CHINA” tag on your brand new Hummer???!!
No I guess not!!!
My opinion is that closing HUMMER is for the best, selling it to the Chinese… well it just doesn’t sound or fit right. It’s like all those Daewoo shitty cars that got the Chevrolet badge (and fame?) overnight.. but for God’s sake they still look like Korean shitty vehicles!!!
For one the HUMMER, along with the Willys, the CJ-7 and several other traditional off roads are the epitomy of the Pure American off road vehicles. You simply cannot have a Hummer made in China, or a Wrangler Jeep made in Korea!
Sad news indeed, I’m not much of an SUV or Offroad fan myself, but Hummer took the cake for being ugly, monstrous, thus unique 😀
So long HumsHums
Source article: Yahoo news
29 November, 2008
Yeap it’s officialy quiz night here at Vagpod. No, wait! don’t get your drinks yet! Actually yesterday evening I was reading a book about graphic design and I came across some interesting historical facts which I’ll share with you. Now go and get the booze
- The term Graphic Design was introduced in the USA by Dwight Wiggins in 1927.
- The famous London Tube map, (more or less) as we see it today, was designed by Frank Beck around 1908.
- Guttenburg created the first printing press by adapting a wine press in 1440-1450.
- The typewriter was invented in 1865. Read the rest of this entry »
24 October, 2008
Okay just to set things right:
This is a true SCIROCCO! (the mkII model of the series)
and this is NOT a Scirocco:
Unfortunately Volkswagen has named their new hatch as Scirocco 😦 But does it have any relation to the one and only and true Scirocco? I guess not! Read the rest of this entry »
4 August, 2008
It seems that the trend nowadays is motoring and large companies in general that have nothing to do with computer products to collaborate with companies that produce electronic and computer products. We already have seen the Ferrari-Acer 4000 laptop and the Sony Ericsson K800i Ferrari Edition, not to mention the Prada – LG KE850 mobile phone.
Perhaps it coincides with Sandisk’s decision to sponsor the Ducati racing team, but the Italian firm already gave the green light on Sandisk to put Ducati’s logo on a specially designed 4GB USB disk.
The design is extraordinary and very stylish, the product reminds of a racing motorcycle’s fuel tank and when the USB adapter is inside it reminds the exhaust as it comes out from the back of the bike’s tail.
In terms of capacity, 4GB is today’s standard and with 20 MB/sec speed … it is not mentioned anywhere if the 20MB/sec is the writing or reading speed, they are different on ALL USB sticks. Definitely IF 20MB/sec is the writing speed it is very fast!
So you got a package of exquisite design that produces superb looks, a standard capacity that is enough for the average user and the Ducati logo on!
What’s the price for such an gadget of desire? It retails about $124.99 = (80.25 euros)! Yeap you’ve read that one right! Other 4GB sticks with approximately the same performance retail at 16.00 euros ($24.92). Also for around 60.00 euros you can get the OCZ ATV 16GB USB stick with superb writng speed (all prices are at the time I’m writing this). I’m mentioning the OCZ product because it is the one I’m using on an everyday basis and in my experience it is really fast, plus it can carry 16GB of data, we’re talking about whole graphics project folders here! And all that for half the price of the Sandisk-Ducati.
So you gotta pay that nice piece of plastic a bit too high if you want it with a Ducati logo on!
29 June, 2008
How many times don’t you find your self keeping all over the place photos, advertisements, paper clippings and such things, with the excuse that they could be reference materials on future projects?
I know I do and this only helps me to cram my desk with piles of paper bits that never ever get used in the end.
The same applies when saving photos and images from the web on your computer. First you can never find them when you really need them and second, you never remember that you have them!
Lately I found this article with some helpful tips: Read the rest of this entry »
25 May, 2008
I’ve just received a newsletter in my inbox announcing the Peugeot Design Contest 2008.
It is the 5th edition of the, now annual, contest sponsored exclusively by Peugeot, giving chances to talented (and not talented) designers all over the world to basically show what they’ve got 🙂 and apart from the cash prizes there’s some chance that one can get a position in some automotive design studio, which is far better than any cash prize…. well not any really 😀
This year’s contest briefs us to “IMAGINE THE PEUGEOT IN THE WORLDWIDE MEGALOPOLIS OF TOMORROW”.
And the candidates should design with the following four aspects in mind: environmental awareness (therefore V10 and V12 gasoline drenching supercars are an instant failure 🙂 ), social harmony, interactive mobility and economic efficiency. Also one must keep Peugeot branding cues and styling in mind.
The deadline for this one is the 20th of July 2008, so get sketching and/or modeling ASAP!
The contest’s official site is here