By Cory Doctorow at 2:00 pm Mon, May 21, 2012
This is the ultimate in aspirational automotive paintjobs, surely. It's more unsourced net.stuff -- anyone know where it originated?
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Why didn’t they move that car out of the way, so I could see this sweet paint job?
I’d guess it’s from Russia. The partial sign in the upper right corner ( Стома ) could be the start of ( Стоматолог ) – which is the Russian word for “Dentist”. Not conclusive, but indicative. Another possible indication is that the sorts of screened-in balconies seen in the background are common in Russia.
Agree on the screen porches. Much like the apartment building I stayed in Moscow at in 2005. Although ours was a little nicer.
“Fool-the-eye”? Aw, that’s so English and unglamorous. Let’s use the French, shall we, and call it Trompe-l’œil?
English is plenty glamorous. We’re not much of a French speaking country. Now if you suggest a Spanish or Panjabi phrase I might be in favor of that.
In a similar vein, a ‘Vanborghini’ from (presumably) the Netherlands. @twitter-14958388:disqus +1 :)
If I had one of these, I would totally get a vanity plate that said ‘Vanbo.’
Because nothing says ‘safe driving’ like deceiving other drivers’ depth perception.
And nothing says “I’m speeding” like a red sports car!
First thing I thought too; I already have problems telling whether cars adjacent to me are in the very next lane or one over. Seeing this would drive me nuts.
It lets the van get away with using the ‘Compact only’ slots in parking garages. Clever!
Pickup truck and SUV drivers don’t seem to care about the “compact only” signs, but you rarely see large vans in them. You may be on to something.
I know! I know!
Yes, this was originally done by Mr. Red Green of the Red Green show.
It is Russia.
1) the van is GAZ GAZelle
2) Yes, strange balconeis
3) yes, Stomatologie :)
Nothing strange about screening in a porch if you’re in mosquito country. Or is that glass, making the balconies ad hoc 3-season rooms?
In Russia, car paints you.
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