This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 by the author.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Bio-Mimicry and Audi Front Grill Images -- Aggression in your Review Mirror
Ever get the sense that some front end grills give you an uneasy feeling? I am using Audi grills as an example, the front end intensified by the eyebrow headlights staring at you in a not so friendly manner. Without doubt Audi's designs mimic living things (hunters and angry), as in the case of the Shark Concept design below. It seems to me that the grills of the 1950s cars were smiling at you. I'll deal with that in a separate post.