Blip: The Joy Of Cramming

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Photo: Citroën/Autominded

Citroën’s old ads for the 2CV van variants, called the AZU or the Fourgonnette, were really charming and effective. It’s a simple idea: show the car with all the crap that was managed to be shoved inside it.

Photo: Citroën/Autominded

Do you remember the mid-’90s book Material World buy the photographer Peter Menzel? It showed families outside their homes with all their stuff. These images feel like precursors to that.

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IIRC, back in the early 1980s, GM produced a series of FWD cars (X bodies?) that included a hatchback. There was an ad that showed the hatchback carrying all the materials needed to build a garage that could accommodate the hatchback.