Item description for Cosmic Motors: Spaceships, Cars and Pilots of Another Galaxy by Daniel Simon & Syd Mead...
Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life. Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion. Daniel Simon is an established senior car designer who has spent the last several years focusing his talents on futuristic concepts for such automakers as Bugatti and Lamborghini. In his first book, Cosmic Motors, each chapter shows the design process of a unique vehicle, from the first ideation sketches to the stunningly detailed 3-D models to the final photorealistic full spread renderings. Join Daniel in this virtual world of visionary vehicles!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.25" Height: 12" Weight: 2.28 lbs.
Release Date Dec 17, 2007
Publisher Design Studio Press
ISBN 1933492279 ISBN13 9781933492278
Availability 0 units.
More About Daniel Simon & Syd Mead
Simon has had a career in criminal investigations as a Deputy Sheriff on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cosmic Motors: Spaceships, Cars and Pilots of Another Galaxy?
High Quality / High Speed Dreams Sep 11, 2008
It's an amazing blend of Concept Design and (realistic)Vehicle Design. Every item has a (hi)story, a unique character accompanied with realistic renderings, which make you believe those vehicles are real. You can also witness the process of Daniel Simon's concepts through neat sketches. This book, like other Design Studio Press books, won't let you down, in addition it will give you more of what you expect/imagine.
Glossy Vehicles and Tight Sketches Sep 4, 2008
Cosmic Motors offers a new perspective on futuristic racing machines by blending the form factors of things like WWII bombers and F1 racers with Simon's creativity to bring you some of the slickest vehicles around. Daniel Simon also provides a context for his vehicles with dashes of story throughout the book. The book contains several pages of tightly rendered sepia sketches as well as many extremely crisp 3D renderings that show off some seriously insane attention to detail. A lot of the 3D renders contain composited pilots or sexy babes posing by the vehicles to show off scale and maybe a little leg.
Overall the book is a nice addition to any concept-book lover's library. I only have two little complaints about this book: 1. I wish there were more loose sketches to paw through and 2. sometimes the composited pilots are so "earth-like" that they contrast oddly against the futuristic vehicles from another galaxy, but that contrast may have been intended.
Awesome book! Aug 14, 2008
The book is amazing and Daniel Simon is a fantastic artist. The images are very impressive and the details are unbelievable. If you are a designer or something about or simple like this stuff you need to buy this book, very recomended.
cosmic motor trend Jun 21, 2008
what to say what to say... this book is very high quality book, glossy full color pages, thick ones to boot! my only qualms in this book is that when i bought it based on reviews i read i thought it was a concept book but instead it looks like a finished product (if they were to exist). i notice they take one idea and milk the ish out of it for many pages at a time, the few concept pages i saw were fantastic. its a great book if you are looking for a book with many repeating images from different angles on some pretty interesting designs in full CG then this is for you. if you want something with a little more concept in mind more rough around the edges and more diversity, then maybe you need to find a different book. or call me maybe ill sell it to ya! ;)
great inspirations Jun 4, 2008
Design Studio Press is always putting out some great books and this one is no exception. This book is filled with some pretty sweet vehicle designs and shows you step by step the process of coming up with such cool designs. Each designer gives you insight on their process and how to solve problems when you're in a rut. I highly recommend this book to any aspiring concept artist or any designer for that matter that is interested in expanding their ideas as well as their library.