The automotive press goes into its annual orgy of list making every winter around the December/January publishing cycle. Each and every list highlighted with italics, capital letters, and Big Red headlines. And photos of each and every one of the cars or trucks. Boring, copycat, can’t tell one magazine from an other photos. Except that this year Automobile used an illustrator rather than a photographer. Not sure if the results will be repeated but I like Daniel Stolle’s work any way.
The full article. What’s with motor rags? — finding anything on their websites is damned near impossible and the images are hidden in the chaos on the right edge of the article.
Food trucks, we all love ‘em. And now you can have a look at the factory that makes them. The good fellows at Telstar Logistics did a piece for the NYT.
1 minute of 1960’s hip. Girls go for guys on Vespas. Happy Friday my little scooter dudes and dudettes.
1959 Moto Guzzi Falcone, by Von Dutch. Love it, hate it? No mistaking the era.
Art, Images, and Design
Mr. Peabody, the hep‐est cat around.
I can only quote John K’s first couple of lines. ” If there’s one thing I learned from skulking around in the paperback section of my local drugstore when I was kid it was this: ALL THINGS EVERYWHERE CRAVE OUR WOMEN. (…) I don’t care what race, species or genera you are, whether you are living or dead, animal, vegetable, mineral, fungi or bacteria — your first thought upon each aching waking morn is how to steal our women. (…) And who can blame you? Look at them.” Followed by a bitchin’ collection of pulp story covers. (NSFW)
More sedately, in black and white. On a slow boat from Africa. The New York Times would send a photographer to the docks to capture the unloading of the animals imported for American zoos.
Best dog ate my homework ever.…
Happy Friday y’all.