Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Car brochure on acid

Keith Tanner reports:

The craziest brochure you've ever seen is ahead. It's for the 1968 Mazda 110S, otherwise known as a Cosmo. It was picked up at the Toyo Kogyo factory by my father after a thorough tour of the Hiroshima plant.

All of the dashboard labels are in English, and the brochure is obviously for someone with a strong English ability. It was drawn by a young Tadanori Yokoo, a famous Japanese pop artist.


Brett's 2p'orth: Powered by a Wankel rotary engine, the Cosmos was produced between 1967 and 1972. No one seems to be quite sure how the brochure got past the client, but I'm very glad it did, in all its bizarre 'Japlish' beauty.

1 comment:

Mr Bill said...

Looks like a rather amateurish attempt at a car brochure to me!!

I like term Wankel Rotary Engine though - reminds me of the Monty Python Sketch on Embarrassment ;-)