Tubism: Global Car Culture through the Ads


This is a killer eighties take on one of the last great Citroens from 1987. Grace rocks, especially as she bashed televisual cheesemonger Russell Harty around this period.

This campaign on the other hand promotes mock heroic overtones on a decidedly workaday Toyota Crown from around the same time.

In Brazil, of course, a predictably sexy and strangely frightening view on Toyota’s legendary reliability

Here, even the Italians admire the design of the Beetle

And Veedub is re-imagined here in the image of Grease Lightning

And we’ve always dug the boxy raciness of Volvo 850 Estates.