Where does inspiration come from?

I recently came across a documentary on the Discovery Channel that originally aired in 2007 about the famous fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s car collection. I had interest in the documentary for two reasons: I appreciate both cars and art. In this instance, they go hand-in-hand as Lauren’s collection is considered one of the greatest in history – the cars are viewed as works of art.

Their timeless design was regarded to be ahead of their time when created. As a designer, I draw inspiration from great designers of the past and popular trends of the present. As a fashion designer, Lauren draws inspiration from his car collection to create new trends for his clothing line that are both current and timeless. It’s easy to see how Lauren could draw inspiration from his collection.

“Cars have always been a source of design inspiration for me. The cars I collect have a message of timeless beauty.”Ralph Lauren

1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe

Or one of his 14 Ferrari's including the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Matt Gustavsen

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Growing up under the influence of Boston sports' teams, 80's comic book art, Super Mario Bros., and Shogun Warriors – Matt has immersed himself in world full of creative stories, imagination, and competitive challenges. Combined with over 15 years of professional experience in print design and digital marketing, Matt has a knack for out-of-the-box thinking.

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