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AXIS
12-09-2010, 07:37 PM
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/3755/battlebrackets.jpg

Its time for another exciting Design Battle! In this session we have NelsonDesign vs MartinEDesign going at it in Round 1,
then there's ElementW vs hakkinen in Round 2.

Lets get the ball rolling on Round 1.

ROUND 1: NelsonDesign vs MartinEDesign

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The Element of Surprise

Honda recently announced that their funky little fun-box, The Element is fading into oblivion after the 2011 model year. There are a lot of great ideas packed into the Element, however something about the execution just didn't click with the general populace. Both Kia and Nissan have proven that polarizing design, style and that extra little attention to detail can equal runaway success with models like the Soul and Juke.

Designers can you apply a similar philosophy and apply some much needed design, style and panache to the staid Element and save it from extinction.

Good Luck Designers, please PM me your entries by Dec 12.

LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!

AXIS
12-13-2010, 05:03 AM
Voting will be open for 48 hours here are the entries:

MartinEDesign:

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6655/hondaelement2.th.jpg (http://img89.imageshack.us/i/hondaelement2.jpg/)

NelsonDesign:

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1818/honda1z.th.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/honda1z.jpg/)

ElementW
12-13-2010, 08:59 PM
MartinEDesign gets my vote. It resembles the Nissan Juke, but is nicer to look at. I also like the 3-D effect shading.

NelsonDesign, I particularly like the rear of your design, but Martin's edged out in the coolness.

AXIS
12-14-2010, 03:15 AM
This was definitely a tough decision to make, and although Martin's design is full of character Nelson gets my vote, for his sharp modern fresh design.

AXIS
12-14-2010, 02:35 PM
Come on people MORE VOTES! Today is the last day for voting.

DoMiNo
12-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Great job to both of you, but Nelson killed it.

Nath
12-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Tough one, merge the two designs and you have a great product,
Martin, nice and lively design... love the profile.
Nelson, really smart drawing, liking the DLO and how complete the design is. Though Martins is definitely funkier (esp when scaled to production proportions).
Real hard.....

Nelson gets the vote (just)

AXIS
12-16-2010, 02:12 AM
Congratulations! Nelson on winning Round 1. And now on to Round 2

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ROUND 2: ElementW vs hakkinen

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smart, ForSure!

The smart brand launched their first vehicle more than a decade ago with forward thinking ideas and introducing the world to a new generation of the micromobile. Years later the brand hasn't evolved much and is rather late to the "hybrid/electric" party. The microcar segment is pretty hot right now and competitors are offering similarly sized lifestyle vehicles with better styling, ample features and a wide variety of powertrains.

Designers, are you up to the challenge to make smart relevant again?

Good Luck Designers, please PM me your entries by Dec 18.

LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!

AXIS
12-19-2010, 02:43 AM
Voting will be open for 48 hours here are the entries:

ElementW: smart for3x

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/5651/smartx.th.jpg (http://img805.imageshack.us/i/smartx.jpg/)

hakkinen: smart 42

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9164/60050674.th.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/60050674.jpg/)

When you are all done voting, be sure to have a gander at the End of Year Contests :thumbsup::

Design Challenge: Santa’s Sleigh (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=18211)

CSS ALL* STAR Design Challenge 2010 (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19462)

CSS Designers Choice 2010 (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19460)

CMMA 2011 Car of the Year (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19461)

AXIS
12-20-2010, 09:22 PM
Come on Peeps lets get some votes here.

Nath
12-20-2010, 09:35 PM
ElementW,
Hakkinens is smart but a little simplistic

NelsonDesign
12-20-2010, 11:44 PM
Great job guys, I vote Hakkinen but it's close

jappelflapje
12-21-2010, 12:11 AM
My vote goes to Hakkinen for it's lovely simplistic design.

AXIS
12-30-2010, 04:06 AM
Congratulations! hakkinen on winning Round 2. And now for the Battle Royale:

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BATTLE ROYALE: NelsonDesign vs hakkinen

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Lil' Red Corvette

So how do you redesign an icon? do you break the mold with fresh ideas and go in a direction completely left field and possibly alienate your core audience, or do you stick with tradition and follow a somewhat evolutionary path with your design. The Chevrolet Corvette is an automotive legend in its own right and is long overdue for a redesign. Chevy has a proven hit with the retro-futuristic Camaro could the same formula be applied to the C7 Corvette or is it time for a new design to break ground and shake things up. Its up to YOU to decide!

Good Luck Designers, you know the drill, PM me your entries by Dec 31.

LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!

AXIS
01-01-2011, 06:42 AM
Voting will be open for 48 hours here are the entries:

hakkinen:

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2112/14ipjra.th.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/14ipjra.jpg/)

NelsonDesign:

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/1341/chevy2b.th.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/chevy2b.jpg/)

AXIS
01-01-2011, 06:45 PM
hakkinen gets my vote, his design has tons of presence and subtle retro cues making this instantly recognizable as a Corvette wrapped in a modern package.

AXIS
01-05-2011, 10:37 PM
Come on Peeps lets get some votes here.

ElementW
01-05-2011, 11:39 PM
hakkinen-Looks like his brings back the Stingray.

jappelflapje
01-06-2011, 12:03 AM
Hakkinen also gets my vote.
Well drawn both!

AXIS
01-09-2011, 05:50 AM
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Congratulations hakkinen you've won the Battle Royale and YOU are the Session 4 Battle Champion.

You guys have all been great sports thank you for participating. And that concludes Session 4 Stay tuned for Session 5. If anyone would like to compete, I'm looking for four participants so if you're up for the challenge you know what to do, PM me!