Daniel Simon is a concept designer, author and producer, with professional roots as Senior Designer at Bugatti and Volkswagen. Clients include Warner Brothers, Universal, Disney, Lotus, Puma, or DKNY. After working in Spain, England, Brazil, and Japan, Simon settled in the creative environment of Los Angeles, were he focuses his acclaimed style on creating iconic vehicles for Hollywood blockbuster films like Tron: Legacy or Oblivion. In parallel, he works on his own label, Cosmic Motors™ and The Timeless Racer™. Simon not only designs, but creates most of the 3D and all visuals himself.Read More
Simon has being working in the Hollywood film industry since 2008. Directors he collaborated with include Joe Kosinski, Ridley Scott and Joe Johnston. Most notable are Simon’s contributions to Disney’s Tron: Legacy (Vehicle Concept Designer), Disney’s Tron Uprising TV Show (Lead Vehicle Designer) and Marvel’s Captain America (Lead Vehicle Designer). Simon carries his designs from sketches, to 3D development to the final set builds in strong collaboration with production designers, art directors, set designers and manufactures. Simon was recently attached to Oblivion at Universal.Read More
Book: Cosmic Motors
Cosmic Motors™ is the bestselling book which paved Simon’s way into Hollywood. It revolves around an imaginary brand of cutting edge vehicles in an unknown galaxy. Back in 2003, Simon started designing this seductive machinery parallel to his job at Volkswagen Design, which turned into a full time passion between 2005-2006. In 2007, DesignStudioPress published Simon’s outlandish vehicles in the successful book ‘Cosmic Motors’. Ever since, mainstream media world-wide such as Wired, Playboy, GQ or TopGear has written about it. Simon continues to work on this project in 2013, living his passion for limitless mechanical possibilities.
NEW: The Timeless Racer
The Timeless Racer™ is a large-scale picture book series about a racing world that could have existed between 1916 and 2615. Simon will show racing machines in impeccable detail, including their heroic drivers and tales. It kicks off now, with the over-sized book ‘Episode 1 – year 2027.’ Pre-order your copy here. At a 12″x14″ (30.5cm x 35.5cm) and 72 pages, it offers the best way to see Simon’s maniacal attention to detail, with rendering up to 50 megapixel. With a foreword by racing legend Jacky Ickx, praises by Top Gear and GQ magazine, text in English, French and German, and three cars in full detail, it is a nifty launch into an unseen world. Episode 2 and more products are planned.
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