Any petrosexual worth their salt knows that everything was better in the past. From vehicle design unencumbered by safety legislation to engines built with the singular purpose of pushing us forward as quickly as possible, there’s a purity to classic cars that you simply don’t see in 2016 showrooms.
But it wasn’t just the cars that were better – everything that orbited the automotive industry was just that bit cooler, even the brochure. Something that’s fast becoming a quaint anachronism in the digital age.
But Taschen’s putting the humble paper-ware marketing tool front and center with its splendid coffee table book, Automobile Design Graphics, offering a lucid reflection of tastes and consumption since the dawn of the automobile.