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I read an article in the NY TIMES stating pickup trucks and SUVs account for ~62% of all new vehicles sold in the United States so far this year. I drive a 6- year old, sleek, low BMW 328 sport wagon. When I back out of a parking space I am inevitably surrounded by a pickup or an SUV making it impossible to see if anything is coming. I continue to inch out of my space and hope for the best.
Back in 2002, before the proliferation of large vehicles and all about me driving I became frustrated with what I saw in my rear view mirror as I drove to work in my Volkswagen Beetle. One day I was inspired to sketch a few of these scenes shown here in this slideshow. I filed these sketches away for many years and as I witnessed the switch to BIG and what has become commonplace road rage style driving I decided to develop a series of posters reflecting the importance of striving to be excellent- even when nobody is watching.
The Rosie & Vertie characters were developed and the ideas for poster themes were many. My favorite is MOUNTAINTOP, which ends this slide show. Rosie & Vertie are driving a SMARTCAR while a “RAGE ROVER” travels CLOSE behind.
I dream of a world where SMARTs and MINIs are the only cars on the road. Yes, dream on, the article also stated SUVs and trucks are here to stay!