Designer Christian Annyas looks at the evolution of these small but important vehicle features.

American auto manufacturer Chevrolet marked its 100th anniversary this year. During this time, it has developed hundreds of different models of cars, vans and trucks. Although the design of speedometers hasn’t changed dramatically over the years, recently there has been a shift towards digital displays. Web and graphic designer Christian Annyas has looked at the evolution of Chevrolet’s speedometer design from 1941 to 2011 on his typography blog. His collection of images show the changing typefaces, size and layout of the numbers from a Chevrolet truck back in 1941, through to the new Chevrolet Sonic in 2011. Click through to see a selection of the speedometers:

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