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Tape roll’s role in 2015 Ford Mustang design

There’s nothing quite like that brand new roll of adhesive tape, straight from the cellophane wrapping, is there? That sweet, tangy aroma of the glue; the squeaky-clean backing…it all comes together, and suddenly, the world is your oyster, ready to be adhered together. You know what we’re talking about…

And when it comes to design concepts in the automobile world, coming up with sleek lines and edgy touches to any given car concept, guess what is commonly used in providing a base for the keystone of design?  You got it–TAPE!

“Great design is about proportions,” explains Kemal Curic, Ford exterior design manager. “From the beginning, we need to focus on creating the right structural lines – the skeleton of the car. Then our job is to tailor the vehicle body to enhance the figure. This is a process of editing every single line to find the perfect balance of concave and convex angles. We achieve this on the clay model, and tape is what we use to decide which lines to move.”

So, with all the high-tech design capacity today’s technological world offers, Ford Mustang designers still relied upon a faithful stand-by to get the job done. Simply. Awesome.

“Tape gives us a defined line that is like a carpenter laying a level line on a building,” said Larry Pelowski, Ford master modeler, exterior design. “So when the designers put tape on the model, there is no question what their intent is.”

Just how important was tape to the design of the new 2015 Mustang? So significant such that the design team consumed enough bonding strips of magical adherence, it would result in a span of 155 miles if placed in linear fashion. Too cool!

Trace the Ford Mustang lifespan from concept to Production

There is a lot of intel floating about right now about the forthcoming Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, and it’s got everyone stepping back to reflect upon just how it is the pony car made it to where it has arrived, to date.  Between artists’ renderings, captivating spy shots, CGI enhancements, and the sort, no one is short-changed when it comes to imaginary speculation about what the next chapter of the Mustang shall bring in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

This time around, we’re happy to pass along a series of design concepts (sketches) which Ford kicked around the sandbox before eventually pinning the right tail on the donkey.  From the Mustang I sports car concept of 1962, to the design of 50 years later, this piece straight from ford definitely gives a solid kick towards what has been and what could be…you just have to sift through the finer details. 😉

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More Mustang Artwork – 93 Cobra and the Titus Ford Mustang

Did you miss getting what you wanted for the office or garage this past Christmas season? Maybe a wall-hanger of Ford Mustang would fit the bill to help set off the decor mess in your pony car’s stable…

Check out the latest two prints from one of our long-time friends, Jim Gerdom, and see if either (or both!) would suit your wall spaces well enough.  Each is in limited-print, so be sure and get going quickly if you want to get one of these framed up soon!

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Ford Mustang artwork for the Holidays by Jim Gerdom

We have covered several Ford Mustang historians, artists, and enthusiasts in the past, and now we are back to show you a few more pieces from Jim Gerdom, of Design Factory Art (est. 1975).  Recently, Jim has undergone some heart complications in the midst of ramping up for the Holiday commercial season.  He’s got a numerous amount of prints and some originals of fast Fords–and many Ford Mustangs.  If you have been near Kenny Brown Performance or made it to the latest SEMA shows, then you have surely come across this man’s fine artwork.

Take a peek at some samples of Jim’s work and be sure to browse through his entire portfolio on his website!  Keep reading for more details…

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Design Factory announces new GT500KR art


The good folks at Design Factory Art have recently completed their authentic 2008 Shelby GT500KR ©2007 prints and are ready to roll them out to the public.  Available in either a 12″ x 24″ or a 10″ x 18″ print, this fine piece of Ford Mustang artwork can be yours for a mere $40.  Better hurry, however, these prints are limited in number and will only run once!

Head over to Design Factory to check out more.