ctm has forwarded me a sketch of a proposed Saab 9-1, which he got from the iSaab forum in Sweden. Interesting stuff. There’s no word on who did it, but it’s got that aura of professionalism about it.
The signature’s odd. I can’t read it but perhaps someone can. It almost looks as if it’s backwards, but then the “turbo” on the car is the written correctly.
ctm opined that it’s got some Saab 99 about it and I agree. And that’s a great thing. The more Saab 99 comes into this smaller Saab the better. The curved windshield is tipped to make a comeback and was identified by no less than Carl-Peter Forster himself as being a trademark that identifies Saab.
As far as sketches go, I think it’s encouraging. Any clues on the source or authenticity would be appreciated.
The artist has got in touch with me! Something seemed a little familiar about this image and now I know why.
Back in April I featured a design for a brilliant Saab inspired computer mouse, called Urmus. It was designed by a young Swedish designer named Niklas Palm. He’s also the guy responsible for the sketch above.
Niklas is a design student from Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden. I’m hoping he might be able to supply any more Saab-inspired images he has from time to time. I’ll be more than happy to share them with you as I happen to think they’re great.
Saab Expressions really should be looking at producing that UrMus. It’s fantastic!
Anyway, here’s another look at that Saab 9-1 of Niklas’ from the portfolio he sent me.