Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Penn State Students Make Prius Pretty

From the Penn State News...


Penn State graphic design student Kelsey Stark designed this vehicle wrap for a Toyota Prius as part of the Campus and Community Sustainability Expo.  Image: Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Three new vehicles from Penn State Transportation Services are sporting a look that illustrates a commitment to sustainability, thanks to the creativity of Penn State graphic design students.
At the Campus and Community Sustainability Expo, held on April 25 at the State College Borough Building, three Prius compressed natural gas (CNG) cars were unveiled, each featuring a vehicle wrap designed by the students. 
Sponsored by State College Borough and the Sustainable Communities Collaborative, the expo provided teams of Penn State students an opportunity to share their work on projects that support sustainability in the Centre region. More than 200 students across eight fields of study participated.
If you ever done this, it's lot more difficult than you might think.
Loshaj said the most challenging part of the project was to create flat designs that would eventually be wrapped around the vehicle.
“We had to not only be aware of the design aesthetically but also how it interacted with the various areas of the vehicle, such as door handles and the outer linings of doors and hoods,” said Loshaj. 
No doubt, dude, no doubt.

Pretty quiet week so far. But make no mistake, we're watching.