After sifting through several manuals at a used bookstore, I was interested in further exploring the colorways and typefaces of the era. I decided to take six of today’s alt-fuel vehicles and reimagine their owner’s manuals for the year 1960. Why 1960? It marked the beginning of a decade that would witness a new refinement in auto design as well as the emergence of smaller, more economical cars. A target year also helped to define project perimeters such as color choice, design elements, and typography.