Automotive Ornamentation (36 images)
Before Steve Jobs turned the world all smooth-white minimalist, industrial design was full of romance and whimsy and heroism and whatnot. Cars had hood ornaments - swans and goddesses and lions and so on, and there was other careful detailing. Those days gone and now all cars look pretty much alike - elongated efficient pods. What you see here, from various Southern California car shows and on the streets, is what we lost. The world got boring.