Posts from the ‘Design’ category

Tycho Awake Album Art

Album artwork from Awake by Tycho.

British Library on Flickr

Image taken from page 239 of 'Lover or Friend?'

The British Library have, at last count, uploaded over 1 million scanned images from their collection onto Flickr.com.

This is an incredible resource of copyright-free designs, maps, portraits, cartoons, architectural drawings, and far more. Even the titles of the images are enjoyable, like “A Winter in Corsica: with the journey there and back. With frontispiece and map. By two Ladies”.

Image taken from page 365 of 'A Winter in Corsica: with the journey there and back. With frontispiece and map. By two Ladies'
Image taken from page 229 of 'The Heart of Jane Warner. A novel'
Image taken from page 569 of 'Great Explorers of Africa. With illustrations and map'
Image taken from page 77 of 'Villes d'entre Loire et Gironde. Par René Crozet ... Ouvrage publié avec le concours du Centre national de la recherche scientifique. [With maps.]'

Here is Now

Late to the party with this one, but your moment of perspective for today is to check out Here Is Now, by White Vinyl Design.

Poking around the website, I came across this image, which is so striking in it’s uncomplicated execution but contains so much.

Lava Spray by White Vinyl Design

This illustration is wonderful. It uses our inclination to “read” an image from left to right to tell a story – initially we can feel the mountain air and smell the pine trees and then with gradual but increasing fear we’re finally shocked by the message of nature’s potency and destructive power. The small tower structure, built by human hand, is pitifully small in comparison to the might of even an unseen volcano.