Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Chris Bangle quits BMW

A controversial figure, Chris Bangle. During his tenure at BMW he introduced the concept of 'flame-surfacing', simultaneously overhauling the company's entire design strategy and revolting die-hard Beemer fans who called for his resignation in droves. He never gave a toss what his many, many critics said, always keen to pursue his own stylistic and business-led vision. His offbeat tactics will echo through the ages in phrases like 'Bangled', 'hit with the Bangle stick' and, of course, 'Bangle-butt'. You can read more about his resignation here. In a farewell as fond as it is baffled, here's a couple of examples of Bangle-butt...

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