Designing The 2021 Jeep Wagoneer Concept

Chris Benjamin and Tim Aness on reimagining a classic, inside and out

Originally produced from 1963 to 1993, the Jeep Wagoneer oozes nostalgia—from the boxy shape to its wood paneling. Redesigning such an icon guarantees backlash, but the 2021 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Concept balances retro Americana with contemporary style, courtesy of curvier lines and premium materials. A sophisticated and significant design choice, there’s no Jeep insignia anywhere on the vehicle—inside or out. But the lack …

Matthew Dear + Ford Motor Co’s Mustang Mach-E Sonic Collaboration, “New Breed”

The Detroit recording artist assembled a captivating track from the all-electric vehicle's sounds

As long as there have been cars there have been sounds emanating from them—the thrum of an engine, the honk of a horn, the tunes on the radio. Ford and Lincoln have an industry-leading perspective on sounds in their vehicles, and for their groundbreaking all-electric Mustang Mach-E, Ford tapped the sound designers at Ozone Sound to develop a sonic personality to fill in the quiet …

Detroit’s Art Mile Opens With Nearly 60 Participating Institutions

Museums, galleries, studios and alternative spaces band together for a citywide digital event

From today, 29 July, through 5 August, the art institutions of Detroit unite for Art Mile—a digital celebration of the city’s diverse artists, galleries, museums, non-profits and alternative art spaces. Nearly 60 local venues join the programming platform to host virtual museum tours, studio visits, DJ sets, film screenings and panel discussions. From CH favorites including Cranbrook Art Museum, Wasserman Projects and Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum to emerging …