Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Vintage Graphics from the 1980s

November 27th, 2012



So much respect goes out to the illustrators of these graphics. The graphics appear to have been from a science-fiction magazine or album art, though I’m not sure exactly. The detail of each is quite amazing, particularly the first few. More on Flickr.

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Jurassic Park: The Evolution of the Raptor Suit

October 22nd, 2012



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Jurassic Park will forever be a classic. The people that put in all the hard work were doing things that had never been done before. One of which was to make a velociraptor move. Stan Winston Studio created a full raptor suit for SWS supervisor John Rosengrant to essentially wear in the film.

To determine how the suit should fit, the Winston team overlaid Raptor drawings on images of Rosengrant in various positions. The crew then did a body cast on him, and sculpted the Raptor form around that cast. Rosengrant then practiced for weeks on how to mimic the movements correctly. This is phenomenal.?

See more images on the SWS website.

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USAF Project 1794 Flying Saucer Plans

October 7th, 2012




These are cutaway sketches of a 1950s design proposal for the USAF’s Project 1794. The purpose of this project was to build a supersonic flying saucer. According to documents alongside the project, the saucer was supposed to reach a top speed of “between Mach 3 and Mach 4, a ceiling of over 100,000 ft. and a maximum range with allowances of about 1,000 nautical miles”.

The cost of building the prototype was estimated at $3,168,000, but the military pulled the plug in 1960 after the saucer was unable to meet desired expectations.

Via Wired

Vintage Space Shuttle Illustrations

September 30th, 2012







The San Diego Air and Space Museum’s archive has more than two million images of aircraft, aerospace personalities, events, equipment, and historical places important to aviation. The images above are only a few of the wonderful vintage illustrations that were buried deep in the archive.

Found via Gray

Vintage Apple Catalog from 1983

September 25th, 2012






Apple was up to some cool stuff in the 80s. We’ve seen evidence of it before with Apple’s 1986 clothing line and with this Apple gift catalog from 1983. The logo made it on a range of products including race cars, kites and carpets.

More images from the catalog on Mac Spoilers.

Twitter GUI Photoshop PSD Template

September 24th, 2012

Twitter just rolled out a new profile design that allows you to add your own header banner. However, it’s hard to tell what looks best without fidgeting with it. To make it easier on you, I’ve updated my Twitter PSD Photoshop template to the new design.

The profile images in the template utilize smart objects to make it easier to update all of the images in the template at once. The name/username’s in the tweets also utilize smart objects. Double-click to edit, then edit the contents and it will update all of the smart objects synced with it.

This template was built closely to Twitter’s current layout as of September 20th, 2012. Download the template below. Please share the PSD with others.

You should Follow @ShelbyWhite on Twitter. Enjoy!

Twitter UI Photoshop PSD (2.5 MB) | Version 1.0 Last updated on September 23th, 2012

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Vintage Polish Record Covers

July 22nd, 2012



I’ve posted some of the most amazing record covers in the past, but I hadn’t come across this set before. This set is from a Polish record label.

Photos of the envelopes were approved by the Commission at the Polish Artistic Union of Artists, Photographers, and covers the entire project by the Arts Commission of the Polish Union of Artists, and Designers.

Found on Designspiration, but check out more of them here.

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SA Residence by Shatotto

July 20th, 2012



Shatotto Architects designed the SA Residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the first few photos, you can see that the greenish blue is actually water, not a floor. Which makes this residence border the line of a zen castle. Found on Contemporist

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Braun Brochures

July 17th, 2012






These are gorgeous brochures for Braun collected by Das Programm. So simple, yet so effective. I’m not sure who the original designer is, though it could be Wolfgang Schmittel. If you know, let us know by commenting here or at the source post on AisleOne.

Metamorphosis House in Chile

July 16th, 2012



Chilean architects José Ulloa Davet and Delphine Ding designed this completely awesome wood house in Tunquén, Casablanca, Chile. From the outside it looks like a fortress with a view over the coast, but on the inside it’s warm like a home should be.

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Wthr: Weather App Inspired by Braun

June 25th, 2012




David Elgena created this beautiful Braun/Dieter Rams inspired weather iphone app called Wthr. The app is very nicely done and I’d say it’s definitely worth downloading from the App Store.

Villa Palais Bulles in France

June 20th, 2012



This is amazing. Palais Bulles was designed by architect Antti Lovag in the 80s for fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The home only uses curved shapes to form the structure—this place has to be a haven for ideas. The organic nature of its design greatly suggests it. This home feels like such a great merge between mid-century design and some of Verner Panton’s work. Via honestlywtf.

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