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Friday, May 10, 2019

A concept car made as a tribute to David Bowie

David Bowie is not only a musical genius, a cinematic icon, a multi-talented artist, and world's famous public figure. He is an inspiration to everyone. Not to mention the former PSA Peugeot Citroën designer, Takumi Yamamoto who designed a concept car as an expression to tribute to Bowie and his music through the 'DB Project.'
A sleek, white concept car built as a tribute to British singer David Bowie made by Japanese car designer Takumi Yamamoto. (Picture from: https://aol.it/2WgAVCR)
It took 21 years to make it happen. And finally Yamamoto showed his creation on a full-scale 3D model of the vehicle during the Exposition Concept Car in Paris, which was open to the public and was held from 31 January to 3 February 2019 ago.

"The date of my first sketch read April 1997," Yamamoto as told to Business Insider. Known for its futuristic exterior style 'GT by Citroën' in addition to various creations in the world of the Gran Turismo video game, the Japanese designer hung a Bowie poster in his childhood room in Tokyo.
A car built as a tribute to British singer David Bowie named 'A Portrait of DB,' has been shown at the Exposition Concept Car in Paris. (Picture from: https://aol.it/2WgAVCR)
Working in Paris as an independent car designer when David Bowie died on January 10, 2016, the Yamamoto designed car which was originally to be used as a collaborative display with the artist immediately turned into a tribute car for the artist. To translate his pencil drawing and produce a 3D model, Yamamoto asked for help from his former co-worker at PSA.

A concept car model made as a tribute to British singer David Bowie named 'A Portrait of DB,' also claimed as the world’s first 3D printed, full-scale concept car will soon be unveiled thanks to the collaborative efforts of Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, Marie 3D and car designer Takumi Yamamoto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vvuXCn)
Cyrille Ancely, who specializes in computer style, expressed interest in Takumi's idea of ​​translating someone's character into a car. After hours of experimentation, both creative minds transformed Bowie's work into an algorithm that "creates parametric patterns" to be applied to cars. Basically extracting key words from Bowie's work in the design of his car.

A CGI artists named Alexandre Larnac were then recruited to turn on concept cars, learn various pencil sketches and 3D transcripts, highlighting the superiority of the concept..

And to complete the car and then given a name 'A Portrait of DB', Yamamoto and the team found Marie 3D which has the 'MASSIVit 3D' largest 3D printer in the world. And realizing the opportunity to promote the new technology, the company agreed to make and produce Yamamoto's dream car.
Until now, there is still no clear picture of the vehicle. But in the future, Yamamoto hopes to develop this project with further evolution. Asked about the predictions of this car being produced, he replied, "Why not, but I'm not sure which brand will accept this concept!" *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TAKUMI YAMAMOTO | SIGNIFICA | AOL]
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