Weekend’s 69 Cars


Godard’s Weekend features a 7-minute scene of a traffic jam that is truly unforgettable.

Someone far crazier than me has compiled and identified not only all the cars in the 7-minute clip, but all the vehicles in the film, including Citroëns, Panhards, Facel Vegas, NSUs, Triumphs, and even a couple of tractors.

(There’s also two Volvos—a nice overlap with my typology project for Phil Patton—a 1967 Volvo 164 and a 1967 Volvo 1800 S).


About Laura Forde

Laura’s passion for popular culture and design has lead to a diverse career in graphic design and art direction spanning editorial, identity, branding, advertising and interaction design. She was one of the founding employees of Wieden + Kennedy’s New York office, where she worked for five years—ultimately as design director. Laura has also worked in-house for brands such as Ralph Lauren and J. Crew, and in the editorial art departments of Details, George, and Elle, where she began her career assisting publication director Régis Pagniez. Laura Forde studied Art History and French at Smith College, and received her MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts. She has taught graphic design at The Cooper Union School of Art, served on the board of AIGA/NY, and her writing about design has appeared in Eye, Back Cover, Big, The Daily Note, as well as the Japanese publication Petit Glam.

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