Archive for ‘Graphics’

November 12, 2020

1001 Nights

Persian Rug

– woven art for the floor or wall. The intricate patterns are unique to the region they come from. Aladdin also travelled the Arabian real on a carpenter wafting upon a desert breeze.

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 19, 2020

Eye of the Tiger

A Beak in the Wind

The nose of the Tiger might be unliked by some with its proboscis protruding from the eye-like headlights; but I find it offers a strong moto statement aiming for the road ahead.

September 14, 2020

Atari

Video Games

– 8 Bit graphics in bright colors. Shifting perspective and panning horizon. High scores and top speeds. Blocky pixelations but excitement was guaranteed.

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.

August 18, 2020

The Daily Star

Newspaper Strip

Back in the eighties there was a comic strip drawn by the extremely talented Ron Smith of the judicial escapades of Judge Dredd; lawman of Nega City One from 2000AD, now heading into its fifth decade of publication. The strip appeared weekly in the Daily Star newspaper allowing the commoner to delve into the classic character and his world. Ron’s ink work is pure perfection and his representation of Joe renowned. This quick story published in late October 1981 is about the capabilities of a Judge’s motorcycle.

August 9, 2020

Postcard

Dear All,

Having a marvelous time. Scenery pleasant, company good, roadside attractions zany, weather warm, and traffic light. Wish you were here.

July 22, 2020

Truckers Cap

Bill to Shade

– mesh back and adjustable band with padded forehead adorned with logo. Essential summertime sunshine garb.

July 2, 2020

John ‘n’ Tom

One man and his cat

– wonderful imagined future of the mischievous Calvin and his sardonic pet tiger Hobbes on an adventurous escapade. The flights of fancy Calvins imagination drew the pair of them into are legendary in Bill Watterson’s strip published in worldwide newspapers between 1985 and 1995.

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 21, 2020

Paw Broon

Generational Learning

Early memories are being shown by my father how to accomplish dexterous tasks such as repairing a flat, wiring a plug, hammering a nail or drilling a hole. It gave me the confident enthusiasm to take on tasks needing a mechanical ken or practical gumption.

June 20, 2020

The Middle

Smack Dab

We’ve reached the halfway point of 2020. A memorable year so far. Let’s see how we get out of this… me might need to make a stunt jump through the fourth wall!

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 1, 2020

Conceptual Cycle

LawMaster

sketch of Judge Dredd’s mode of transportation across Mega City One. This one by the hand of BIZ (Simon Bisley). A variation of the original Carlos Ezquerra concept.