Duetto is a Project that represents my personal interpretation of Alfa Romeo’s philosophy along with Pininfarina’s values applied in a concept car that aims to make the illusion of a “living car” to inspire a new viewpoint for future cars. It is inspired in the Alfa Romeo Spider duetto from the 60’s and also in a color changing seppia (cuttlefish).
All its curves are a representation of constant motion, like the waves from the ocean or the fins from the cuttlefish. It is covered with a thermochromic paint with an underlayer of a polygonal pattern wich represents “duality” but also the “skin & frame” principle from alfa romeo.
The “new seppia” (as I like to call it too) is a project a created specificallly for a contest from the Instituto Europeo di Design in 2016, and it is the result of several hours of investigation and design.
Read the full project at my behance.
When I was studying Mechanical Engineering, I had the opportunity to participate in the FormulaStudent race team (FSAE-UFT) from my university as the Suspension Department leader but also the main designer with the task of designing the car which was going to be the first one of its class ever made in my university and also in our city.
Part of the inspiration came from the art that has always surrounded my city, from wall paintings to incredibly colorful sunsets, reminding everyone each afternoon why Barquisimeto is also known as “crepuscular city”.
Later, when the team was defining the mechanical components we had to make small variations, but it was a great opportunity to refine the concept adding a few more details to the final design.
At the end, the #CrepuscularCobra concept was highly recognized in the world of Fsae and Fstudent, and specially loved in our city, it was even featured in a well known magazine from our city (Gala/el Impulso) as an unique art car and “university wit on wheels” so it was a complete honor being part of their team, and now as faculty advisor and official sponsor.
The Trifogli-E is a small 2seater vehicle based mainly in graphene technology, a material that some people may call “the material of the future” due to its multiple propperties related to strong mechanical resistence and solar energy generation. it’s name comes from trifogli, the italian word for clover, as it is represented in the wheels. The design was mainly inspired by Smart cars and the Aston Martin Cygnet.
It uses graphene solar cells which are more efficient than the silicon ones, it also takes advantage from vibrations from the road with a piezoelectric suspension system and saves all the energy in graphene based batteries. the Trifogli-E was made for a contest at the Instituto Europeo di Design in 2015, but the project was more focused on engineering than design, but it attempts to represent my vision of what type of technology electric vehicles could have by 2020.
Working with Imur4wd (an important offroad industry from my country) they gave me the brief to conceive an unique front bumper with integrated ledbars, a grille guard and a custom roofrack for a special offroad vehicle that they could manage to get from Spain, an Uro Vamtac, which is an heavily armored truck used by the Spanish military forces very similar to the Hummer H1, so that’s why part of the brief was to design something that could make it look different from the Hummer and gave it a distinctive personality.
Also, with Terantula 4×4 (Another important offroad industry from Venezuela) I had the opportunity to work as custom automotive parts designer, conceptualizing, designing, making the engineering and building offroad products for different vehicles (Mainly jeeps, since they liked a lot)
Today i’m looking forward to build my own Offroad and Stance auto-parts signature, so stay close to my store because soon it will be full of new stuff!
La Vida Suena is a non profit association of artist with the goal of creating through artistic expression a meeting point for co-creation between social actors in public spaces.
Since a while I’ve been volunteer to this group as graphic designer, “conspiring” (as they like to call their reunions) and creating graphic ideas to make things happen.
These are some of the flyers and graphics designed for them.
In other words, being part of this group is being able to express yourself as artist, is being part of a family of friends, from multiple professions (from musicians, lawyers, architects, artists, photographers, etc) going against social paradigms and making great things happen in abandoned public spaces, specially making life sound inside every people’s heart and inspiring them, letting them know that the only thing that limits you is yourself.
See more about them at their website
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Hey! My name is Martin Pacheco B. aka "The guy who draw cars"
MPBdesign represents my personal signature specialized in working with:
Automotive Illustration, 2D rendering, 3D Modeling, Concept development, Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking but above all Automotive Design projects.