Fryewerk 2.0: Concept Vehicle Illustrations by John A. Frye (Paperback)

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"Where can your imagination take you?" renowned artist and vehicle designer John A. Frye answers in wondrous illustrations traversing varied terrain and time periods. Awe-inspiring vehicles, aircraft, and spacecraft speed and soar off the pages, inspiring and challenging artists to write their own rulebooks when designing and envisioning transportation design like never before.
Break away from the familiar motorized vehicles of the modern world by going well beyond what is expected and maximize visual motifs of sleekness and volume in "Chapter 1: Cars." His spaceships and hovercraft in "Chapter 2: Ships and Flying Craft," pull cues and details from real world airplanes and cars, and then playfully merge them with motifs of fanciful sci-fi mobility. With "Chapter 3: Autonomous Racing," explore what happens when the driver is taken out of the equation in racecars--new forms emerge when the safety, space, and the visibility of a human occupant is no longer a factor. For fans of the largest vehicles on the road, "Chapter 4: Trucks and Big Rigs," take the most everyday utilitarian vehicles and give them added edge, design, and style. Finally, with "Chapter 5: Other Extraordinary Vehicles," the artist really flexes his creative muscles with unexpected and futuristic takes and sizes of robots, watercraft, and more.Frye's enthusiasm and artistry comes through on every page, manifested in his sophisticated and often vibrant illustrations and especially his thoughtful reflections on different creative approaches developed over years of experience as a professional and as a teacher. "Unique ideas and thinking come from removing the burden of deeply logical thinking--shrugging off the shackles of critical realism," he writes. "Let your creativity loose on a regular basis and think like a kid with the horsepower of professional artistic skill."Let fryewerk 2.0, Concept Vehicle Illustrations help you train yourself to more easily tap into that intense creative fuel source--uninhibited childlike curiosity--for more productive, passionate real-world project work and ongoing personal fulfillment.

About the Author

John A. Frye has been creating art and design for more than 25 years. His clients have included Hasbro, Teague, Activision, Boeing and John Deere. He is currently Team Leader for the Digital Modelling and Visualization Group at Honda. John is currently and always a design student, he has also taught and lectured at Concept Design Academy in Pasadena California, College for Creative Studies, in Detroit Michigan, Beaux Arts & Entertainment in Paris, France, and online with Domestika. He resides in the hills above the San Gabriel Valley, California, with his wife Su and dog Bunny. His work can be found on Instagram as "@fryewerk" and at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781624650840
ISBN-10: 1624650848
Publisher: Design Studio Press
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English