TGIF[R-S]: Ten Things I Hate About the FR-S

TGIF[R-S]: Ten Things I Hate About the FR-S

6. What is this pattern all over the car?

At first glance, the pattern on the dash looks like this cheesy fake carbon fiber. Then I found out that it’s repeated everywhere. It’s in the gauge cluster, on the floor mats and even on the front grille. I have no idea what it is, and what it references. Some people originally called it a space-invader shape, and others say it has some heritage to the older Toyota logo, but I don’t see it. Any one have a good explanation of this thing?