The past couple of weeks in the Coventry School of Art and Design have revolved around the Coventry Degree Show, a huge exhibition that displays third year students work to other students and the public. The Automotive Design department have an impressive display featuring over fifty vehicles, interiors and vehicle parts, from life sized, real racing cars to Mars landing vehicles, trains and hovercrafts. Using materials ranging from modelling clay and foam to recycled plastic bottles, each vehicle took at least an academic year of planning, with many being students lifelong dreams bought to life through university facilities.
Upon visiting the exhibition with CU Today photographer Jake Lamont, the student designers had large television screens showcasing their designs through top-spec CGI modelling, plus business cards and large posters explaining their vehicles. In addition, many designers were around their cars and were willing to discuss the finer details of their designs, giving an overall professional feel. Overall, the display is well worth a visit, along with all other CSAD Coventry Degree Show exhibitions. High quality pictures are displayed below.
Writes Jon Dudley…
Bizzarrini Veleno - The Future In Automotive Design?
A Coventry University student will be exhibiting his no-holds-barred vision of the future of car design at the School of Art and Design’s Degree Show 2011 in the first week of June. Borys Dabrowski, 21, from Poland, came up with his concept for the Bizzarrini Veleno – an environmentally-friendly, biohydrogen-powered ‘hypercar’ for the year 2030 – in tribute to the legendary Italian car designer Giotto Bizzarrini.
Inspiration for the look of the high-tech, low carbon vehicle came largely from nature and in particular from the amphibious poison dart frog, whose aesthetics and movement Borys studied before designing the sleek Veleno sportscar. The Veleno features a wealth of cutting-edge technologies, including a powerful electric motor and fuel cell designed to take advantage of hydrogen generated from renewable sources such as algae and organic waste, otherwise known as biohydrogen.
Writes Alex Roache…
Cov Degree Show adverts outside Coventry City Council Offices
Coventry City centre has gained extra attention from the public in recent weeks due to clean graffiti advertising displayed across the streets. The adverts, added to the city by a media group named Streetvertise, contain randomly distributed icons which represent all forms of courses displayed at Coventry University’s Degree Show.
Using clean graffiti methods, which include temporary chalk or jet washing pavements to create lighter stencils, areas around Coventry University’s Ellen Terry and Graham Sutherland buildings and city centre locations such as the council builings and outside West Orchards all contain icons such as music, planes and cameras.
Writes Jon Dudley…