Wed Oct 16 2013 02:26:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Just who invented automotive styling is open to debate, that is if you can even really narrow it down to one person. A number of people certainly deserve credit. In the United States, Harley Earl, Edsel Ford, and Alan Leamy, among others, come to mind. However, there is one person in the early days of the automobile age who probably had more to do with the way cars have been designed than any other single individual. I like to call him the “Ur-Father” of car design. His name was Andrew F. Johnson and if you’ve ever enjoyed the way a car was designed, you should know about him.
Sat Jul 06 2013 14:24:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
LAX Theme building in 1967 - an example of Mid-Century Modern Architecture known as "Googie" or "Populuxe." The distinctive white building resembles a flying saucer that has landed on its four legs. Designed by a team of architects and engineers headed by William Pereira and Charles Luckman, that also included Paul Williams and Welton Becket. The initial design of the building was created by James Langenheim, of Pereira & Luckman. Gotta love those space age lamps too. Charles Phoenix describes this structure as "concrete lace."