I was thinking about posting this over on my Hypebeast blog, but then I figured it made sense to do it here. Although an automobile, the Delorean DMC-12 had as much influence on my design sense as anything else. As apparent in my distant 2nd and 3rd place favorite cars (the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari Testarossa), the trend in auto design during the Reagan Era was all about harsh angles. Boxy, angular, Vs.. way more my speed (pun intended) over the sleek aerodynamic turn in recent decades. Perhaps you can see my appreciation for hard angles in our JAGS pattern..? Our design team has heard me on more than one occasion say “I hate ROUND things..” (Sorry Adam Bomb).
I am not a car enthusiast by any means. As long as it has a set of wheels, I’m good to go. But as far back as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with this car. From the unorthodox gullwing doors to the limited numbers produced (only 9,000 of this model, DeLorean Motor Co.’s only offering, were ever made), to the urban mythology surrounding the downfall of founder John DeLorean and ultimate demise of the corporation, this car was my unicorn as an ’80s kid. To this day, on the rare occasion I see one on the streets, the DeLorean still makes a rubberneck out of me.