Product detail

A Is for Allegro: An Alphabet of Curious Cars

A Is for Allegro: An Alphabet of Curious Cars

Author: Roy McCarthy
$22.99(NZD)  inc GST

A nostalgic A-Z of the most special and well-remembered 60s, 70s and 80s cars, with stylish illustrations accompanied by warm, humorous personal memories. Designer and illustrator Roy McCarthy explores the cars that made a big impression on him in his younger days, from the sludge-coloured, disappointing Austin Allegro his father brought home in 1975 to the Ford Zephyr he coveted from afar on the way to school. The evocative, colourful illustrations form a visual feast of late 20th-century driving, featuring all the cars drivers of a certain age will remember: the Hillman Imp, the Triumph Dolomite, the Opel Kadett, the Renault 5, and even the lowly Yugo 45 - a whole alphabet's worth, in fact! The perfect gift for anyone who's ever owned, been driven around in or hankered after one of these motoring icons. Word count: 15,000

Author description

Creative director of the Liverpool-based design collective Kula Studio, Roy McCarthy was a child fixated with transport who grew up to become a fully-fledged car bore. Fortunately, his popular series of illustrated classic car prints have provided him with a creative outlet for this particular obsession. His work is collected by pop culture fans worldwide.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781911042679
  • : Pavilion Books
  • : Portico
  • : May 2017
  • : 185mm X 134mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 629.231
  • : 64
  • : 52 colour illustrations
  • : Roy McCarthy
  • : Hardback
  • : 717