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AXIS 12-09-2010 07:37 PM

Design Battle: Season 2: Session 4

Its time for another exciting Design Battle! In this session we have NelsonDesign vs MartinEDesign going at it in Round 1,
then there's ElementW vs hakkinen in Round 2.

Lets get the ball rolling on Round 1.

ROUND 1: NelsonDesign vs MartinEDesign


The Element of Surprise

Honda recently announced that their funky little fun-box, The Element is fading into oblivion after the 2011 model year. There are a lot of great ideas packed into the Element, however something about the execution just didn't click with the general populace. Both Kia and Nissan have proven that polarizing design, style and that extra little attention to detail can equal runaway success with models like the Soul and Juke.

Designers can you apply a similar philosophy and apply some much needed design, style and panache to the staid Element and save it from extinction.

Good Luck Designers, please PM me your entries by Dec 12.


AXIS 12-13-2010 05:03 AM

Voting will be open for 48 hours here are the entries:



ElementW 12-13-2010 08:59 PM

MartinEDesign gets my vote. It resembles the Nissan Juke, but is nicer to look at. I also like the 3-D effect shading.

NelsonDesign, I particularly like the rear of your design, but Martin's edged out in the coolness.

AXIS 12-14-2010 03:15 AM

This was definitely a tough decision to make, and although Martin's design is full of character Nelson gets my vote, for his sharp modern fresh design.

AXIS 12-14-2010 02:35 PM

Come on people MORE VOTES! Today is the last day for voting.

DoMiNo 12-14-2010 02:49 PM

Great job to both of you, but Nelson killed it.

Nath 12-14-2010 02:59 PM

Tough one, merge the two designs and you have a great product,
Martin, nice and lively design... love the profile.
Nelson, really smart drawing, liking the DLO and how complete the design is. Though Martins is definitely funkier (esp when scaled to production proportions).
Real hard.....

Nelson gets the vote (just)

AXIS 12-16-2010 02:12 AM

Round 2
Congratulations! Nelson on winning Round 1. And now on to Round 2

ROUND 2: ElementW vs hakkinen


smart, ForSure!

The smart brand launched their first vehicle more than a decade ago with forward thinking ideas and introducing the world to a new generation of the micromobile. Years later the brand hasn't evolved much and is rather late to the "hybrid/electric" party. The microcar segment is pretty hot right now and competitors are offering similarly sized lifestyle vehicles with better styling, ample features and a wide variety of powertrains.

Designers, are you up to the challenge to make smart relevant again?

Good Luck Designers, please PM me your entries by Dec 18.


AXIS 12-19-2010 02:43 AM

Voting will be open for 48 hours here are the entries:

ElementW: smart for3x

hakkinen: smart 42

When you are all done voting, be sure to have a gander at the End of Year Contests :thumbsup::

Design Challenge: Santa’s Sleigh

CSS ALL* STAR Design Challenge 2010

CSS Designers Choice 2010

CMMA 2011 Car of the Year

AXIS 12-20-2010 09:22 PM

Come on Peeps lets get some votes here.

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