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From the Land of Generica: The Idiot's Guide to Automotive Grill Design

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From the Land of Generica:

The Idiot's Guide to Automotive Grill Design

9/19/2011 - Drew Dowdell - CheersandGears.com

How do you break into the world of modern automotive design? Our new "Land of Generica" series will coach you through the intricacies of modern automotive design. First in what promises to be an exciting series, designing the grille of the car. The grille is the "face" of the car and carries your and the car's personality out in front. Naturally, such an important component of automobile design requires a strict selection process. You can print and keep this guide in your pocket in case Ed Welburn or Harley Earl's ghost ask your advice on a new model.

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Jesus sweet mother of Mary...that is the funniest thing I've seen all day!

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As I thought this out, there are very few cars right now that don't fit this chart. The Challenger being one that jumps to mind first.... other than that... this is pretty much how it goes.

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It certainly is a SAD time to be a car enthusiast...

If I didn't have my classics and work in the industry, I probably wouldn't care at all anymore.

Even the performance models have $h!ty styling these days.

Everything just looks so BLATANTLY plastic... We used to disguise plastics by keeping the proportions of the car and making it at least LOOK solid or metal. Not anymore.

Most new compacts look like a damn Chinese blender... A few cheap "sporty" cues here, some "accent chrome" there, an voila! Instant "quality" product.

Case in point: look at the new 'updated' Spark... I didn't think it was possible to make that $h! box look worse, but somehow they figured out a way to do it.

Edited by FUTURE_OF_GM

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Also, so many cars today have alot of the 'styling' in the light clusters...

Soem trends I've noticed over the last decade is the growth in size of the brand badge, the growth of the size of the grille, and the standardization of badge placement (center of grille) and the standardization of grill shape...various trapazoids.

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As I thought this out, there are very few cars right now that don't fit this chart. The Challenger being one that jumps to mind first.... other than that... this is pretty much how it goes.

Buick Regal looks fantastic from the front though...as does the Fusion. I know they fit the profile, but the styling from the front on both of these is growing on me.

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