It’s a GAS! is a brand new coffe-table book featuring the coolest Gas Station all around.
Among the others my brick-built Esso Gas Station designed by Dudok has been included. And I’m honored about that.
If you think about retro gas station you probably think about something really cool and stylish: modernist architecture, art deco gas pumps and other outstanding car stuff displayed outside the station.
You can find all this in the elegant gas station designed in 1953 by the Dutch architect Willem Marinus Dudok. Here made of LEGO bricks.
The design of Dudok was simple and brilliant simultaneously. According to the mission he received from ESSO Netherlands, the station had to be functional and inexpensive to produce. It was just after World War II and raw materials were scarce. At the same time the road network grew and pumping stations had to be placed anywhere.
112 Dudok Esso stations were placed along the Dutch highways.
The book is edited by Gestalten, the international publishing house based in Berlin. With a preface written by Jay Leno head of Jay Leno’s Garage.
If you’re looking for somethng really inspirational don’t miss it, it’s a treat.