Archive for ‘Design’

December 12, 2020

Luminosity

Get Seen!

– Hi-Viz Orange for enhanced visibility of this racing Tiger. The short gloomy days of the winter solstice need an assistance to light up the retinal cones of other road users. The orange rims and spokes are particularly inspired.

November 4, 2020

Creative Cyclery

Captain Custom

– here is a selection of one-off builds based on the Hinckley twin. Whether it’s a tracker, military hack, cafe or desert sled one of these examples is sure to tickle your fancy.

October 28, 2020

A different viewpoint

Bird’s Eye

– sometimes you just need to look at things from a fresh perspective. The Tiger has an interesting front heavy form with a muscular tank and fairing; somewhat like an owl.

October 22, 2020

Arranging Objects

Order


Knoll (nōl) vb. Knolling is simply the process of arranging objects so they are parallel or at 90-degree angles. It helps keep everything organised and when photographed creates clean, noticeable images. The term was coined in 1987 by a janitor name Andrew Kromelow who was working at Frank Gehry’s furniture making shop. The story goes that Kromelow would neatly arrange the jumble of the day’s tools at right angles on the benches as he cleaned up.

He dubbed the practice knolling because it reminded him of the right angles in Florence Knoll’s angular furniture (Gehry was designing for Knoll at the time).

October 21, 2020

These Days

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Sixties chanteuse Nico looking very Chelsea in London on a parked bike. Born Christa Päffgen she was given her name by the photographer Herbert Tobias, who discovered her at 16. She went on from modeling to acting, singing and Andy Warhol’s muse in 60’s New York. Her version of Jackson Browne’s “These Days” is one of the great covers.

August 27, 2020

Sun & Tiger

Feline Fun

– Entertaining graphic of some striped cool cat ripping over the rugged font of the Triumph logo.

August 26, 2020

Black Ink

Joint Efforts

– Bringing strength together with prowess; agility with power; and tenacity with fortitude, a Tiger partnered with Triumph is the ideal team.

July 1, 2020

Technical Lines

Rotring

– some nice old engineering elevations and plans of a few of the cars built by Triumph in the seventies. I can envision the rows of draughting tables with sheets of vellum and tall stools.

June 17, 2020

Ink Sketch

Pure ‘n’ Simple

Just love this black ink sketch of a lass and her vintage Triumph motorcycle. I’m going to give this spare graphic look a go.

June 11, 2020

Bike Shelf

For the reader rider. A motorcycle saddle and tank shelf system for your book perusing pleasure.

June 9, 2020

Seven Years

Two of Us

– we recreated the classic photo of designers Charles and Ray Eames a while back. All I needed was a pipe to complete the look.

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