Monday, February 04, 2008

The Van Gods Live Again!

Van art has all but disappeared, but once it was impossible to avoid barbarians and their princesses and Aztecs warriors and their princesses. Perhaps this for the better. It never occurred to me to take pictures of vans in the 1970s. This would've been risky on the free, and I wish there had been some record of the Airborne Infantry tribute panel van I saw in San Jose. Sad to say, this form of pop art went into the crusher two decades ago, but for 30 seconds it comes alive again in, of all things, a Honda Odyssey commercial:

1 comment:

Steve said...

I can only hope that this is an indicator of a coming trend, in which old is new again, that we will see heavy metal, big hair, bands return to the music scene.

Also, I look forward to seeing all the Frank Frazetta return to covers of paperbacks and magazines and the sides of vans--where it so rightly deserves to be.