Archive for ‘Design’

April 23, 2020

Concept Art

Vehicular Design

Lovely development sketch by industrial designer Ian Wride. He earned his degree at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) and has been involved in several major makes over the last decade.

April 21, 2020

Full Circle

One Ring

 to rule them all…

April 9, 2020

Pendant

Pure seventies trinketry

– appropriate after yesterday’s posting, here is a necklace that you can wear to display a fandom of the Happy Days character of cool.

March 12, 2020

Art Deco

Poster

– imagery by Italian graphic designer, and latter Olivetti chief designer, Marcelo Nizzoli from 1925 for Fabrique National F/N – Belgian arms manufacturers who also built motorcycles. A smooth ride indeed if the pillion lady can put on her lipstick whilst the shadowy rider tears along the lanes of Flanders

March 3, 2020

Due Kinder

German modeling

Teutonic ad for the classic 70’s Matchbox model kits.

March 1, 2020

Dapper Dan

Goldstar

Men’s clothier Drake’s used Japanese artist Akita Sorimachi to create a number of illustrations for their advertising. Like pen and wash imagery from 50’s and 60’s magazines they evoke the seemingly relaxed sensibility of an age. The BSA Goldstar is an ideal foil for the gent in striped shirt and sleeveless vest.

February 24, 2020

Blue Sky Thinking

Sign o’ the Times

Clear heavens over the Woodstock dealership at the weekend. Though there was snow piled in the edges of the parking lot the temperatures rose to the mid fifties; very unseasonably mild.

February 6, 2020

Made in England

Paper Dart Avian | the Thunderbird name logo used by Triumph since the fifties was devised by Edward Turner whilst traveling between the UK and the Marques operations in the States.

January 28, 2020

Heavy Fuel

Monster Truck | A couple of years ago Triumph USA toured their adventure bike Tiger models across the country using this heavy brute of a vehicle. Called the Atlak it drove from Atlanta to Alaska and parts between.

January 27, 2020

Contrast

Wall Art | this would make a nice graphic for a cool warehouse apartment wall. High ceilings and brickwork with concrete floors. Indeed you could probably roll the Bonnie into the flat up on the freight elevator..

January 24, 2020

Chaises

Blowing Bubbles | awesome sketch by Elsa Chang of some lass laying back sending soap bubbles into the sky. The grey wash with brushed ink work is fluid and inspired.

January 19, 2020

You’re under arrest creep!

Joe | Needin’ a bit of lawman Judge Dredd and his Lawmaster bike ready to dole out justice in Mega City One; Twenty Second Century style.

December 31, 2019

Racing Bike

The Future Was Here | The imaginative illustrations of Syd Mead spoke of a streamlined and slick world of cool architecture and knife-sharp cars. This Honda 3000 has hints of Kaneda’s bike from ’89 Manga animation Akira. Mead developed the feel of dystopian Blade Runner and the computer integration of Tron. Syd passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

October 9, 2019

Rotring

Technical Tracker by Triumph | accurate linework in this engineering illustration of a fast looking oval dirt machine.

September 9, 2019

Design

Book Week | one of the publications I managed to acquire from our vacation as proprietors of The Open Book was this glossy tome by legendary Moto-writer Mick Walker. Now added to my small library of all things two wheeled.