“It's a road trip! It's about adventure! . . . It's not like we have somewhere to go.”
Post-World War II, roadside signs, artifacts, and buildings ranged from whimsical to psychedelic, their main purpose an elaborate enticement. As the style spread, critics derided it as “tacky”, but John Margolies disagreed: in his mind, these ephemeral pieces better expressed the story of 20th century America than canonical works that didn’t reflect the everyday experience of the people who used them.
Bondi Beach by Max Dupain