Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life. Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion. Daniel Simon is an established senior car designer who has spent the last several years focusing his talents on futuristic concepts for such automakers as Bugatti and Lamborghini. In his first book, Cosmic Motors, each chapter shows the design process of a unique vehicle, from the first ideation sketches to the stunningly detailed 3-D models to the final photorealistic full spread renderings. Join Daniel in this virtual world of visionary vehicles!
Daniel Simon (1975) is a concept designer, author, photographer and producer.
After working as a Senior Car Designer for Volkswagen and hypercar maker Bugatti, he started working in Hollywood as a Vehicle Concept Designer in 2008.
Simon created unforgettable vehicles for Tron: Legacy, Captain America, Prometheus and Oblivion.
Interested in alternative worlds and history, Simon creates his own books. 'Cosmic Motors', published in late 2007, paved his way into the movie industry and set new standards in 3D design and visualization. 'The Timeless Racer', his second book - coming in June 2013 - is already praise by BBC Top Gear magazine as 'the next big coup' and has a foreword by famed racing icon Jacky Ickx.
Simon also collaborated with racing outfits. He designed the livery for the 2011 Formula 1 team HRT and the current Le Mans efforts of the Lotus LMP2 team. Simon lectures about design at universities and conferences in California, Japan, Brazil and Germany.