Tom Karen, the British designer who counted the Raleigh Chopper bicycle and the Bond Bug three-wheeled car among his career highlights, died on New Year’s Eve reports The Guardian.
Go behind the projects on his website, where you’ll find sketches, prototypes and snapshots from a creative life fully lived: tomkarendesigner.co.uk, charmingly organized by epoch:
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The Scimitar GTE – from Karen’s website: Reliant Times
The toy for Kiddicraft – from Karen’s website: Marble Run Times
Pic by BulldozerD11 – Chopper
The Raleigh Chopper – Look at the renderings! – from Karen’s website: Chopper Times
Pic by Mick from England – Bond Bug 3 Wheeler
The Bond Bug, which served as the platform for the Star Wars Land Speeder – from Karen’s website: Bug Times