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Like the dentist’s office and the DMV, gas stations are one of those places people go because they have to—and as a new book from Gestalten publishing shows, they don’t have to be dull and featureless. It’s a Gas! brings some of the world's quirkiest gas stations to your book shelf or coffee table. Past and present designs are highlighted, including post-war European gas stations from the '50s, American gas stations from the ‘60s, and roadside novelties. The book takes readers through the history of the gas station, from its inception in Wiesloch, Germany, in 1888, to its more modern iterations. Here are a few of our favorite service stations featured in It's a Gas!.