" Sometimes the digging of graphic design and the love of cars are unlikely bedfellows. But then again, at times the two forms combine and cross over so beautifully, it's plain to see the car as the ultimate piece of graphic "
The Joy of Graph #1
We’re unashamed fetishists of automotive design and spend an unhealthy time online and at various car events sifting through the voluminous back catalogue of a century of car culture. Our mission, dear reader, is to dig out some choice pieces car and bike-related graphic art for your enjoyment.
Now we could be accused of retro-fetishism, but hasn’t digital design lessened the impact of that lovely handwrought feel of pre-nineties car design?
Design ateliers in the automotive industry, which used to reek of woodbine and turps and were populated by talented chaps in collar-and-tie, have been transformed into feintly humming temples to the genius of Steve Jobs – where nary a long lunch can be tolerated.
Sure, digital design has made the graphic medium easily accessible and much more convenient – and many of the highest examples of car pennery we’ll be presenting to you have been in fact created on a computer – but it doesn’t lessen the tactile, aesthetically appealing feel of design materials that existed before the ubiquity of the pixel.
Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.
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