Hummertime no more…

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 ๐Ÿ˜€
So long HumsHums

Source article: Yahoo news

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Did you know that?

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

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  • 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 »

The return of the Scirocco?? NOT!

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But does it have any relation to the one and only and true Scirocco? I guess not! Read the rest of this entry »



Making reference material useful

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 »


My first website :)

23 June, 2008

Today is officially the launch of the first website I ever made for commercial purposes. Still very basic in design, the site doesn’t do much except from presenting the digital printing shop I’m working for, but it is a huge step forward from what I’ve created so far, which was fairly basic.

The graphics were all done and sliced in Photoshop and while I’ve attempted to keep the Photoshop exported html, Read the rest of this entry »


Peugeot design contest 2008

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

This year’s contest briefs us to โ€œIMAGINE THE PEUGEOT IN THE WORLDWIDE MEGALOPOLIS OF TOMORROWโ€.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ), 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!

Good luck!

The contest’s official site is here