Luigi Colani

Posted by Scott

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Some amazing designs by German Industrial Designer Luigi Colani. I particularly enjoy the aerospace stuff, reminiscent of the Soviet Ekranoplan. I can distinctly remember seeing that truck design when I was younger; funny how things like this make their way back to you. Via Dark Roasted Blend

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Bruce Giovando says:

June 18, 2008 at 6:07 pm


Excellent article. The catamaran at the top reminds me of Thunderbirds.

I have, however, a query completely unrelated that you might be able to help me with.

I’ve just finished going through my house and scanned all the old book covers and sunburnt paper I could find and am curious which image format you’d recommend I save these textures? I’ll be using them on large posters and am weary about using any sort of compression.

Saving them as uncompressed TIFF’s has left me with files that are in the 200-400MB range. Not unmanageable, but not ideal. Is there another better option that I’m ignorantly unaware of? Is there a perfect trade off for space vs quality?

Any insight into how you manage your assets would be greatly appreciated.



Jeffrey says:

June 19, 2008 at 1:46 am

Aye, aerospace/outer space vehicle design has always been the best, and it looks like it will be coming back to the front in the near future.


Lester says:

July 29, 2008 at 9:48 am

I would just like to know if all his vehicle designs are for arts sake, or have any of his futuristic designs actually made it to production? There are several models I would love to drive around. To get one, I’d even sell my car and take a 2nd mortgage on my house. Does anyone out there know if any of his car or truck designs ever went on the market?