When it comes to matters of symmetry, DTW takes the centre ground.
Back in the early days of Driven to Write, when life was more innocent and we hadn’t entirely lost the run of ourselves, we had both the time and the inclination to exercise our more whimsical thoughts, impressions and observations, at length.
Our cloth is cut a little more snugly nowadays, I regret to note, but what cannot be altered must, as I’m sure any tailor can agree, must be endured. Today’s reissue dates from October 2015 and stems from the eternally sharp pen-nib of DTW co-founder, the much missed Sean Patrick.
Here, Sean admits to his borderline OCD approach to tidiness, decrying a creeping tendency towards asymmetry in automotive design and engineering. Written with tongue in cheek (one assumes) and in characteristic style, he points the gun barrel liberally, but ultimately at himself.
Sean’s fine piece can be accessed here.