Tron concept designer doesn’t like reality

In a Wired article about the movie Tron: Legacy, accompanying an image of the stunning design for the movie’s light cycle (see picture above) I found this quote by its designer, Daniel Simon, who previously designed cars for Volkswagen and Bugatti. He found creating vehicles for Tron: Legacy a ‘liberating experience’:

“You have no idea how many limitations there are in real world car production, things like safety and marketing,” he says. “On screen, you can make some magic happen — you don’t have to think about Tron airbags.”

It made me smile. Here’s one designer who really doesn’t like the restrictions of designing for the real world, but wants to make ‘dream designs’. I’d say in Hollywood he’s in the right place.

Quite right!
Design is when fantasy meets the real life- with all its trappings.


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