Tag Archives: illustration

Illo heaven for fans of nuclear power stations (and technical drawings)

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Wonderful collection of diagrams and cutaways of nuclear power stations. Click the image or here to get to the motherlode.

Plenty of other goodies on that site too.

Saul Bass storyboards for Psycho

Amazing. Click to enlarge. Via Potrzebie.

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Wikipedia sez:

During his 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood’s most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred HitchcockOtto PremingerBilly WilderStanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Among his most famous title sequences are the animated paper cut-out of a heroin addict’s arm for Preminger’s The Man with the Golden Arm, the credits racing up and down what eventually becomes a high-angle shot of a skyscraper in Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, and the disjointed text that races together and apart in Psycho.

Bass designed some of the most iconic corporate logos in North America, including the Bell System logo in 1969, as well as AT&T‘s globe logo in 1983 after the breakup of the Bell System. He also designed Continental Airlines‘ 1968 jet stream logo and United Airlines‘ 1974 tulip logo which became some of the most recognized airline industry logos of the era.

Here’s his title sequence for The Man With The Golden Arm, made in 1955:

Ooh! Lovely paper alphabet

 

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Spotted by Slevinator, Super Excited! PS, “alphabet” is one of those words that, when you type it a few times, just never looks as if it is spelled right. You know?

 

Beano, the new intern, hard at work

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Beano came to help in the office today. He showed me some stuff on illustrator, then we stacked wood. He made a GIF.

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Map of the open country of a woman’s heart

By D. W. Kellogg in Retronaut:

‘According to this map, Love is at the center of a woman’s heart, and Sentimentality and Sentiment (including Good Sense, Discrimination, Hope, Enthusiasm, and Platonic Affection) take up a sizeable portion of the entire territory. This region of Sentiment and Sentimentality is separated from the larger, treacherous areas of a woman’s heart: Selfishness and Coquetry pose dangers, especially to gentleman travelers, and these attributes suggest that all women are basically untrustworthy. The largest regions, Love of Admiration, Love of Dress, and Love of Display, all suggest that women are also essentially shallow and frivolous. Although the image claims to have been drawn by “A Lady,” it is just as likely that it proceeded from the imagination of a man.’

 

- American Antiquarian, via Brain Pickings

 

Hurley Stretch Rack. The ultimate stretch machine.

Black Belt magazine, 1981. Via. I remember seeing this being demonstrated on Tomorrow’s World when I was a kid.

Denise Nestor does beautiful illustrations of animals and rabbits and girls and woodland scenes

Check out her stuff here, it’s really pretty.