Check out these shots of vintage auto graphics brought to you via this Flickr set entitled Autographik. Beautiful hardcore typography making use of Akzidenz Grotesk and other faces, the Swiss really know how to do things. I particularly love the design extending to the roof of the automobiles to be seen from high-up office windows.
It pangs me that this kind of simplicity is all but lost in auto design, hidden under piles of flames and weird pinstripes. You can’t convey a message or display a company name any clearer then it’s purest form.
Aside from the set I mentioned above, you can find more in this Flickr group entitled Autographik. Thanks for the heads up, Oliver!