I think it’s safe to say that there’s many contexts where the addition of googly eyes to something improves it. Like a compressor, or an anvil, or perhaps some plants. I saw this old brochure for a 1977 Renault 6 – a sort of upmarketified Renault 4 – and realized that, in an ideal world, large oversized googly eyes would have been applied to that woman’s fur coat there, transforming it into some sort of possibly friendly gumdrop-shaped hirsute monster riding in the back there. I think it makes for a much more evocative image.
Also, is the word hirsute somehow derived from “hair suit?” Let’s check. Hm. Not exactly, it’s from the Latin word hirsutus, meaning “rough, shaggy, or bristly.” Well, crap.
Anyway, here’s what the brochure looks like sans eyes, and I think you’ll agree the eyes are a huge improvement:
Also, Renault is really going all out showing the features of this car: armrests! Door pulls and crank windows and an ashtray? Is that woman an Empress? A dome light, too? Who is she, a god?
I kinda like the simple dashboard here, even though Renault is guilty of a bit of false advertising, because once that car reaches a speed of any miles per hour, those glasses are going to slide off that dash like an Olympic ski jumper and will lodge themselves under a seat. It’ll happen pretty much immediately.
The Renault 6 also had kind of a stern little face there. I think it’s something about those rectangular headlamps, and their strange aspect ratio; they seem more vertical than horizontal, which is unusual for car headlights. They’re like a 3:4 ratio.
Anyway, it looks a bit miffed at you. What did you say to it?