This Gringo helmet by Biltwell makes me wish I still had a motorcycle. The minimal design doesn’t overdue it in anyway. It’s just a pure helmet design without all the fancy vents and shapes. It’s a classic design that will never get old, and you can get an awesome bubble shield for it. Reminds me of the awesome James Cann film, Rollerball.
I’m not into The Strokes, but I am into the cover design of their latest album, Comedown Machine. It was designed by Brett Kilroe and Tina Ibañez of Runner Collective, and the minimal, distressed design is a tribute to an old RCA package design for their recording tape. Looks like it was a fun project to work on.
Sorry for the silence. Sandy took out my power, so haven’t had much internet access. I hope everyone in the NYC area made it through the storm ok.
Now for some design goodness. To Have And To Hold is an awesome Tumblr that features a collection of paper bags from the 70’s and 80’s. The collection is part of the Preston Polytechnic ephemera archive and is housed in their Library. Pretty cool.
Keeping with this weeks theme of classic design, here’s a great site called Art of the Arcade by Nick Dart that showcases the lost video game designs and illustrations from the 70s and 80s. Hopefully it gets updated more frequently.
I stumbled upon this great online collection of classic computer brochures that are part of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The collection spans from 1948 to 1988 and is a great source of design inspiration.
ABC Verlag (Edition) was a book publisher based in Zurich, Switzerland that released a superb collection of graphic design and fine art books between 1962-1989. I’ve been personally obsessed with these books and have been on a hunt for them for the last 4 years. They contain some of the best graphic design of the last century, and each book covers a different topic.
I recently uploaded photos to my Flickr of my three most recent additions to my collection:
History of the Poster – 1971 – Josef Müller-Brockmann
Design Concept Realisation – 1975 – Wolfgang Schmittel
Color Sells Your Package – 1969 – J.P. Favre
I can get lost in this stuff for days.