Lamborghini Athon, an Amazing But Forgotten Concept Car From 1980

At the 58th Turin Motor Show, held in April 1980, Bertone introduced a new concept car based on a Lamborghini chassis – a slightly unusual choice, given that Lamborghini was in dire financial straits at the time. The press release from the Turin coachbuilder made it clear that Bertone wanted to support the company. The name Athon, referring to the Egyptian cult of the sun, was appropriate as the car was a spider, completely devoid of a top and intended as a fair-weather car.

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The Athon was the first Bertone concept car created under the direction of Frenchman Marc Deschamps, following the departure of Marcello Gandini at the end of 1979. Some observers had expected Bertone to embrace a different school of design, but under the guidance of Nuccio Bertone, Deschamps seemed to follow closely in the footsteps of his predecessor. The Athon was thus based on similar aesthetic codes to the Bertone concept cars shown since the 1970s, with tense surfaces and highly sculpted geometric volumes delineated by clear edges and cut-lines. Likewise, the Athon explored themes close to Bertone’s heart in the treatment of glass surfaces as integrated parts of the bodywork or as openings.

Mechanically, the car was based on the Silhouette, itself closely derived from the Urraco. The three-litre V-8 gave 260 bhp at 7,500 rpm fed by four Weber carburettors and was mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The wheelbase was unchanged, but the overall length was under four metres due mainly to the short rear overhang. With no soundproofing, driving the Athon at any speed was a glorious aural experience, as noted by Italian magazine Quattroruote in its July 1980 test review. Without any serious modification to the mechanicals, the car was reported to retain all the positive attributes of the Silhouette in terms of road-holding and handling.

The Athon’s proportions were unusual for a spider, with a forward-set cabin and a long and relatively tall rear deck underlining the mid-engine configuration. The engine cover was treated as a separate item, painted semi-matte to subtly offset it from the rest of the bodywork. Designed in such a way as to intentionally blur the boundary between the body and the mechanicals it contained, it even incorporated “dummy” air-filter boxes on its top surface. In contrast, the smooth wraparound windscreen made use of state-of-the-art glass technology and was smoked to integrate even more with the warm gunmetal grey body color.

It was a highly graphic but also a highly sculpted car: whilst the overall shape might appear somewhat monolithic – a sure sign of Deschamps’s intention – surfaces were deeply recessed on the flanks. The interaction of volumes between doors and side sills is especially dramatic. Taillights were but thin grooves recessed in the rear corners, so as to interfere as little as possible with the solid appearance of the rear end. The two-piece alloy wheels were manufactured by Campagnolo and were close enough to production form that they would be adopted on the new Jalpa a year later.

Although built in a short time span, the Athon shows the same quality of construction inherent in all Bertone prototypes, with a surprising level of attention paid to the interior detailing, both ergonomically and aesthetically. The innovative digital instrument display was developed with the Italian supplier Veglia, while secondary controls normally found on stalks – such as the windscreen wipers and indicators – were instead grouped in a pod a hand-width from the left of the steering wheel. These details, as well as the single-spoke steering wheel itself, were good examples of Bertone seeking to push the envelope with regard to interior ergonomics.



SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/lamborghini-athon-an-amazing-but-forgotten-concept-car-from-1980/

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Modern Logos in Chromatic Style by Martin Naumann

Designer Martin Naumann imagined what the logos of world-famous brands would look like in a futuristic-neon style. Martin Naumann is a multidisciplinary artist, and graphic designer, currently based in Dessau, Germany.

“Since 2015 I am creating designs and artworks for numerous clients and brands around the globe. When I started with graphic design, I worked mainly in the music industry, doing logos and album covers for various artists and labels. Currently, I am working on a wider spectrum of services, such as branding, packaging design, or custom illustrations.

My artistic style is often described as bold, colorful, and vibrant – abstract, but with a scientific approach. I create most of my work through generative and parametric design techniques, which means that chaos and randomness play a big role in my creative process. My goal is to create visual experiences, nobody has seen before,” he wrote.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/modern-logos-in-chromatic-style-by-martin-naumann/

毛髪を分析すればその人の【食生活】や【経済状況】、さらに【美容院代】まで分かっちゃう!?

本日は最新おもしろニュース

髪の毛にはミリ単位で、あなたが何の食事をしたかという記録が残っている???

髪の毛の繊維は【アミノ酸】から作られており、食べ物に含まれるタンパク質の化学的な痕跡を保存しています。
例えば髪の毛を調べれば、あなたが菜食主義なのか肉食を好むのかを判断することができます。

なぜ判断できるのかというと、髪の毛の原料であるアミノ酸には窒素や炭素そして酸素などが含まれており、食べ物が体内でアミノ酸に分解される際、炭素や窒素の同位体は髪の毛を含めて体中に浸透するのでこの同位体比率から様々な情報が読み取れるからです。

例えば水も地域によって含まれる酸素同位体の比率が異なっています。
研究チームは髪の毛に含まれる水由来の同位体の比率からその人がどこを旅行したかを追跡できるという研究結果も発表しました。


続きをみる

SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/ne5e0bf97bd9b

Artist Rogan Hutton Combines Famous Brand Logos for Fun

Rogan Hutton aka roboteatspopcorn is a Graphic, Web Designer, Illustrator and NBA enthusiast from Perth, Australia. In this series he combined the logos of famous companies from different businesses.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-rogan-hutton-combines-famous-brand-logos-for-fun/

見えない敵と戦い続ける猫。さて何と戦っているのでしょうか?

見えない敵と戦い続ける猫、勝負の行方は?
 そいつはある日突然やってきた。音がするのにその姿は見えない。だが感じる!体に、顔面に、これまで感じたことのない圧力を感じる。

 こいつを倒すことは可能なのか?とりあえず戦ってみるまでだ。

 猫は長い間そいつと真っ向勝負を繰り広げたのである。さて、猫が戦っていたものは何かわかるかな? 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304574.html

Our Dystopian Future in Dark Cyberpunk Artworks of Nagafujiriku

In his dystopian 3D works, the Japanese artist Nagafujiriku shows an utopian future under the rule of giant corporations.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/our-dystopian-future-in-dark-cyberpunk-artworks-of-nagafujiriku/

Artist Alexander Orlov Reimagined Famous Brand Logos in a New Futuristic Way

What the future brand logos could look like. Thoughts?

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-alexander-orlov-reimagined-famous-brand-logos-in-a-new-futuristic-way/

未知と遭遇する日は近いのかも。生命の誕生に欠かせない有機分子を銀河の原始惑星系円盤で発見

銀河系で生命の誕生に欠かせない有機分子を発見
 原始惑星系円盤が生み出すガスや塵から放たれた光の”指紋”を調べたところ、生命に欠かせない大きな有機分子が豊富にあることが明らかになった。

 この発見は、地球で生命を誕生させた化学的な基礎が、銀河のいたるところにある可能性を示唆しているそうだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306101.html

“Before I Forget”: The Colossal Pop Culture Artifacts From the Future Past by Ruben Kos

Rbnks is the motion graphics & animation studio of Ruben Kos, based in the centre of Utrecht.

“At Rbnks we are always looking for creative solutions that leave a big impression. Our small club of designers and animators tell little stories through design and motion that will inspire your brands. We are specialized in creating awesome explainer videos and motion graphics to clarify, explain or promote your product or company. With our knowledge in 2D and 3D motion we create anything that match your thoughts and ideas.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/before-i-forget-the-colossal-pop-culture-artifacts-from-the-future-past-by-ruben-kos/

アライグマがゴミ箱を漁ってる!思わず声をかけた撮影者さんに起こったハプニングとは

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 ニンゲンの捨てる生ゴミのなかには、動物たちにとっては魅力的な美味しい食べ物が混ざっていることも多いんだろう。日本でも毎朝ゴミ収集車が来る前に、カラスと格闘している住人さんたちも多いよね。

 今回ご紹介する動画では、ゴミ箱を漁るアライグマに近づいて行った撮影者さんが、ビックリさせられちゃうシーンが写っているんだ。ぜひ最後まで動画を見てみてね! 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306143.html

ダム湖に沈んでいた知られざる古代ローマ都市が出現

ダム湖の水位が下がり古代ローマ都市が出現
Photo by:Zeynel Cebeci / WIKI commons
 トルコ中南部の都市、アダナ(別名セイハン)にあるセイハンダム湖の水位が干ばつで下がり、ローマ帝国の第2代皇帝ティベリウスが作った古代都市がその姿を現わした。

 この古代ローマ都市の起源は紀元前58年にさかのぼり、紀元29年まで繁栄した。その後あまり人が住んでいなかったせいで、1955年9月19日にセイハンダム湖が氾濫するまで、この周辺はまるで手つかずのままだった。

 今日、アダナの住民を含め、この古代都市の存在を知らない者も多い。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306042.html