The Flying Fortress

The wind in your hair: streamlining

Posted in Aesthetics by flyingfortress on August 15, 2009

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If one single design aesthetic must be chosen to represent dieselpunk, I would choose streamlining.

It came to me instantly. As soon as I finished reading Zagglenack’s recent post, I knew I had to write about streamlining. Those flowing, organic curves, the cab set waaaaay in the back of the car, and the performance difference that can be achieved by applying a few simple principles of aerodynamics make for a beautiful example of form-follows-function design.

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