Friday, February 1, 2013

Prospective garage prospects


I was going for consistency and finish.  Dave, the white tanks are what I used as my design cue, as per our conversation about design consistency over several models.  I think it works here but I don't know if it has the legs to work over a larger real world scale.  What do you guys think?


  1. I like the wheelbase on that top compilation :D. Also really like the blue on the wheels of the commuter. I did immediately associate the white tank with your bike, but it may be a little on the subtle side for nationwide brand recognition. I'm at a disadvantage because I'm not familiar with these bike so I can't tell what other mods you may have shooped in.

  2. I like the white tank as a VBL element, but I think it needs an additional element if your style will be that diverse. It could be as simple as a consistent emblem that, per the VBL guidelines, must always be applied to a white tank. I could see that working really well.

    That sport bike rendering is super rad. I saw you've got them for sale. You should put them up for more then $17. It almost devalues how rad they are. Silence TV sells 17"x17" prints for $41.

    1. That is cheap. I feel like I've spent $18 for a blank T-shirt before. This VBL guideline document is cool! Can't believe I haven't come across it before. I've got the jist of it but this really spells the whole thing out.

    2. Yea our specialty at TEAMS is VBL projects so I know loads about making entire lines of appliances look like a family. Guidelines are defined differently for every brand. Bosch for instance has THE STRICTEST VBL I've ever worked with. Designing a new tool for them is more like rearranging the VBL puzzle pieces.

      I could probably forward you guys some VBL projects we've done if you want to see them. They're used to assist the internal design teams of our clients when designing a new product. i.e. The Bosch guideline completely lays out every detail about how a power tool's handle should be designed, down to the dimple placement on the soft grip. It's all about consistency.