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With Audi's reputation for beautiful design, it's not surprising that many freelance designers and design students choose Audi as the subject of their design projects. Because of this, Audi wünderboard, Fourtitude, has begun a series of articles "focusing on an independent take on Audi design." Sometimes people outside Audi's design studios come up with an interesting idea or direction that may be different from Audi's internal design language, and this offers a venue to share. For its first subject in the series, design student Luis Camino offers his take on the much-rumored next-generation Audi A2 (or A1, depending on who you ask).

Currently working on his transportation design degree at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco, Luis Camino also happens to run several websites, including one focused on car design and his education. Camino notes that his love for Audi is pretty obvious once you visit his sites, as Audi designs dominate. His drawings here are some sketches of the much-rumored MINI competitor, the Audi A1. We tend to agree with Fourtitude when they say Camino's drawings look more like an Audi design than most of the digital renderings we've seen. More evolution than revolution, they represent a tasteful execution of the Audi look on this small platform. Slightly retro, but using much of the Shooting Brake concept, it manages to incorporate the features that make competitors such as Volvo's C30, Renault's Megane and the MINI successful, while giving it a uniquely Audi look. More images and insight into the design process available by following the read link.

[Source: Fourtitude]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      i like better than Mini
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thats cool that a student/amature is being showcased, but I'd much rather see someone like J Mays personal portfolio and sketch book or another industrial designer in the automotive world featured.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This guy isn't some high school student with outrageous doodles in his spiral notebook. He's a guy going to school to become the next J Mays, etc. Give him a little more credit.
      • 8 Years Ago
      He is a great artist, very passionate, and he knows what he is doing. His work is pretty impressing, and it is good that finally he is getting credit for it. Great sketch! We should be happy that young talent is being recognized.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i don't really want to see J Mays personal portfolio, because he probably hasn't drawn anything in years. When you're that high up in the design world, there's probably more things to worry about than sketching.

      i like this guy's stuff. also, give him some love, cuz he helps run autoblog.com.es.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It would only make sense for VW to share the IROC concept's platform with Audi. Costs and all...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Agree with #1. When left to consumer clinics and amatures, things rarely turn out well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I actually work in the AAU building that he takes classes in, and have seen some of his work around... It's nice that you guys are giving some exra exposure to the up-and-comers!

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