Archive for ‘Design’

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

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.