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The future of automotive design is sexy boxes

A living room on wheels, essentially.

You'll have a great work and gathering space in a well-designed box.

REPORT: Chrysler christens Brandon Faurote as new chief designer

Chrysler Firepower Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery

REPORT: VW's California studio head Derek Jenkins to move to Mazda design

Derek Jenkins has spent his entire professional design career within the walls of the VolkswagenGroup, first working on the Concept 1 (which became the New Beetle) under J Mays. After having also worked on the Audi A2, the Microbus concept, the GX3 (seen above), as well as the Jonathon Ramsey

Beat some ugly Italian designs with an ugly stick

Got some time to burn? Of course you do! iMotor Mag has created a game to punish the wayward children of esteemed Italian design houses. Where designers such as Pininfarina and Bertone have penned gems like the Ferrari F599 and the Lamborghini Miura, they have also thrust the Peugeot 1007 and Skoda Favorit on unwary car shoppers (hey, even designers have to eat...).

Industry crunch hitting design students hard

Another casualty in the collateral damage of auto industry woes: Graduating car designers are no longer finding jobs. The LA Times reports that in years past, manufacturer representatives would attend the Pasadena's Art Center College of Design's senior showcase and welcome a few visionaries into the hallowed world of car design. Now, manufacturer representation is down to one or two (if any), and those who show don't always end up hiring. For students who weren't chosen by manufacturer

Automakers tapped by CAR to redesign Santa's sled

Click above for a high-res image of Santa Claus' Bentley Continental GTC

Lexus looking for successor to L-Finesse design

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lexus LF-A roadster concept.