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Issigonis

Sir Alec (Arnold Constantine). 1906--88, British car designer born in Smyrna. He is noted for his designs for the Morris Minor (1948) and the Mini (1959)
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Sir Alec Issigonis, the Greek Cypriot designer of the Mini, created the Morris Minor in 1948 some 11 years before the Mini.
The Minim, designed by Alec Issigonis, captured the public's imagination and enjoyed a broad appeal.
And the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, was unveiled on August 26, 1958.
In 1952, Sir Alec Issigonis also joined Alvis and Mr Sheppard was recruited into his design team.
Created by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959, the Mini became part of the Sixties British pop culture of the Beatles, Twiggy and Carnaby Street.
The exhibition will run from May 2 until the end of December, and will feature seven motoring icons, seven motoring inventions and seven motoring innovators, including the Jaguar E-type, the black taxi cab and motoring figures including Alec Issigonis and William Morris.
Created by legendary designer Sir Alec Issigonis, when the Mini first hit the road in 1959 it astounded everyone with its creative use of space.
The homeless Big Issue seller, who died two months ago, has been included in displays alongside the likes of industrialist James Boulton and Mini designer Alec Issigonis.
Verdict - Archetypal English classic designed by Mini architect Alec Issigonis.
It was 50 years ago, come August, that Alec Issigonis launched this amazing classic.
The Minor was designed by Alec Issigonis, who went on to create the Mini.
It may look Mini-ish, but it is far too large and bloated ever to wear the Mini name and that Alec Issigonis, the original's creator in 1959, would be turning in his grave.