Ford Design Teams Build Snowmen Because Christmas
To build up holiday cheer—as well as to build team solidarity—nine Ford design teams were put to the task of building a super cool snowman out of three pieces of white Styrofoam™ and pretty much anything else they could think of. Think of every boring team-building exercise you’ve ever done for work, except it’s way better because the end result was this:
The heavy metal snowman—and, let’s be real here, we all know that it’s the incomparable Neil Diamond—was put together by the design team behind Ford trucks and merely represents the tip of the iceberg (har har) in terms of creativity.
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The Ford car studio put forth this impossibly sad and shlubby snowman who seems bummed out about his build:
The design quality, color management, and design business marketing teams put together this happy snowman enjoying both his retirement and his rapidly-impending demise. Basically, he’s Hunter S. Snowman:
Ford’s prototype team—known as The Shops—put together this upside-down snowman with a beautiful Alcantara scarf and top hat:
Color and materials gave their snowman a woven top hat, a glittery head, crystal-bedazzled arms, and a paint-dome vest:
Studio 2000X built this “punker snowman,” which is actually a steampunk snowman. We imagine that someone at Studio 2000X tried very hard to explain the concept of steampunk to the person who wrote the press release before eventually giving up and saying yeah, it’s a punk snowman:
The folks in Human Resources put forth a delicious little S’mores-man, which is as tasty and to-the-point as chocolate and marshmallow smushed between two graham crackers:
Lincoln design’s snowman appears to be driving a sleigh heavily inspired by the Continental. Maybe this is what Neil Young was on about:
And the Ford interiors design team put forth a three-snowman sled, depicted cresting down a hill and navigating through a tablet:
Three of the entries will be donated to orphanages and a senior home in Michigan while the rest will be kept at Ford design studios.
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- Graham EubankContributor
Graham Eubank is the President of Palmetto Ford. He started with the company in 1990 after graduating from Clemson University. Palmetto Ford is a Ford dealer serving Charleston and carries an extensive line of new cars, including the Ford Explorer, F150, Mustang, Focus and much more.