Daniel Simon has an amazing mind that not only conceives startling designs but has the critical skill to translate those designs into
Syd Mead, Visual Futurist
Every time you see an interior, where somebody has a cockpit, is the real existing thing.
Explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life.
Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion.
In his first book, Cosmic Motors, each chapter shows the
design process of a unique vehicle, from the first ideation sketches to the stunningly
detailed 3-D models to the final photorealistic full spread renderings.
Involved in the creation of the Light Cycles, the Light Runner, the Light Jets, and several background vehicles.
Lead vehicle designer for Marvel Studios' 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger, under the production design of Rick Heinrichs and creative guidance of director Joe Johnston.
Simon served for over one year as the designer of the Bubbleship for the 2013 Universal sci-fi film Oblivion.
Working with Daniel Simon, the lead vehicle designer on “Tron: Legacy,” Kosinski took the inspiration of the Bell 47 and merged it with an advanced fighter jet to create the Bubble Ship. The aim was to build a vehicle as practical as it was pretty, a lesson he took from the utilitarian design of the ships in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
The Bubble Ship is a physical prop, not a digital one. A Camarillo concept car company called Wild Factory built the mostly aluminum vehicle, which is 25 feet long and weighs 4,000 to 5,000 pounds.
The ship needed to be easy to assemble and disassemble, so the crew could transport it from California to the movie’s Iceland set, and mount it on a gimbal for flying scenes.
Disney’s “TRON: Legacy” project was one of the largest undertakings in film industry and is probably one of the most designed films out there. It will look good for a very long time.
The initial design for the car has been produced by Daniel Simon who said that the low aerodynamic profile is to generate the huge amounts of grip required. "It was important to us that we generate substantial downforce without unnecessary parts cluttering the car to maintain a clean and iconic look," Simon said in a press statement.
"This is largely made possible by using the floor as the main aerodynamic device and we are currently developing active body parts that are more organic and seamless than solutions today."
The Timeless Racer, the story of a time travelling speed junkie, the book outlines the history of a race team and a family over the course of 699 years.
Collaborating with Singer Vehicle Design and, as an admirer of their globally praised artistry, I am particularly proud of it,” Daniel says of the Singer tie-up.
The acclaimed designer has caught the eye of the people at Space X and creative genius Rob Dickinson, father of Singer Vehicle Design.