Friday, March 14, 2008

Automotive Zeitgeist

What do the faces on cars tell us about the evolution of our zeitgeist?

7 comments:

Kevin Hedgpeth said...

A collective consciousness of curmudgeonry. Those later two are definitely disgruntled...

C. Bontrager said...

i never realized how angry cars are nowadays, sheesh...

Victor said...

If you were asian like myself, you'd see the trend immediately: today more cars in America are made by asian companies, as opposed to "round eyes", to put it crudely.

iccotdis said...

The designs of the cars reflect the fashion trends of the time. The 50' Ford sort of resembles my grandfather. Humble and wise.
The Last one resembles my younger brother. Young and on-the-face.

Erik Bongers said...

And it get's worse : the latest antennas on cars have the shape of...a shark's fin. And those things are even marketed under that name.

Cory Trego-Erdner said...

I've noticed and been a bit put off of by the ever-more-angry faces of cars, but I've never thought of it in a broader sociological context. Good observation.

Jen said...

No wonder I like the old timers better... Them was just some friendlier times, back then... if you don't think about the war stories... Hm...