Friday, April 5, 2013

DWR/ Arizona Continues/ The Legend of the Hippie Bus

Photography: Jim Bastardo

Some of the amazing Ad campaigns for the Type 2 that are very famous
Left: Photography by Rebecca Silus, Right: Photography courtesy of Sarah Sherman

Photography: Jim Bastardo

Photography: Jim Bastardo
Photography: Jim Bastardo

It just makes me smile, This latest cover for DWR we shot in Arizona last Nov/ Dec. Who doesn't love a VW van? It was such a pleasure to work with this bright 1960's yellow one, Hello Little Miss Sunshine

VW's are such a classic, This model known as The Type 2 holds very special meaning to me, Back in 1970's it was my parents mode of transport when they traveled through Europe doing the Hippy groovy thang!, My first months alive were spent traveling with them and it was essentially one of my first homes.    

A magnet for nicknames, Depending on body type the Type 2 is also known as the Transporter, Kombi and Microbus, and informally as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a panel van introduced in 1950 by German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model – following and initially deriving from Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1 (Beetle), it was given the factory designation Type 2, The concept for the Type 2 is credited to Dutch Volkswagen importer Ben Pon.

Here also are some of the other pics not seen from that shoot featured in the new version of the Summer DWR Catalog out now! 

The DWR shots are all shot by the amazing Jim Bastardo

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