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  • A Century of Automotive Style

    Authored by Michael Lamm and Dave Holls, “A Century of Automotive Style” is a 100-year history that explains why cars looked—and look—the way they do, who designed what and why. This is a reprint of the original hardcover book, which was out of print for a number of years. Also available on
  • How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, 2nd Edition

    By Thom Taylor and Lisa Hallett – This follow-up to the best-selling first edition of How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, includes all-new illustrations and topics such as the use of computers in design today. Content ranges from the selection of the proper tools and equipment, to perspective and proportion, sketching and cartooning, various […]
  • H-Point – The Fundamentals of Car Design & Packaging

    H-Point is a reference guide recently released by Curb Industries in cooperation with Design Studio Press and Art Center College of Design, where it is currently used for the transportation design courses.
  • How to illustrate and design Concept Cars

    By Adrian Dewey – Paperback, 207x250mm, 128 pages, 200 pictures. Available from August 2009.
  • How to Draw Cars the Hot Wheels Way

    By Scott Robertson. This book provides how-to-draw detail for Hot Wheels and drawing enthusiasts from ages 10 to adult. Author Scott Robertson combines drawing techniques and advice from Hot Wheels designers to create a book that artists and diecast car enthusiasts will love.
  • How To Design Cars Like a Pro

    By Tony Lewin. This book describes how car design and technology work through the eyes of the most talented and powerful car designers in the world. The interviews give a deep understanding of why we see what we see on the highways of the world.
  • How to Draw and Paint Cars

    Published by Veloce Publishing Limited, ‘How to Draw and Paint Cars’ is a guide that explains the fundamental skills of drawing and painting cars using traditional media. The author is graphic designer and illustrator Tony Gardiner.
  • Design Sketching

    Design Sketching is a sketch technique book that aims at teaching and inspiring by displaying a broad collection of sketches encompassing the entire design process. By Erik Olofsson and Klara Sjolen.
  • Designers & Books

    A website on design books, with links, reviews and lists, featuring contributions by architects, car designers, fashion designers, graphic designers, interior designers, landscape architects, lighting designers, product designers, and urban designers.
  • Presentation Techniques

    By Dick Powell. This manual describes the principles of perspective drawing and colouring techniques, with chapters on marker, airbrush and coloured paper rendering and special finishes. All types of line and descriptive drawing are explored, including cutaways and exploded views.


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