Humor & Gifts

A is for Allegro: An Alphabet of Curious Cars

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.

About The Author

Creative director of the Liverpool-based design collective Küla 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.

  • Publish Date: August 01, 2017
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Humor - General
  • Publisher: Portico
  • Trim Size: 5-1/3 x 7-2/7
  • Pages: 64
  • US Price: $12.95
  • CDN Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-911042-67-9