“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
– Henry James
The Fleet on Lake Calhoun. Minneapolis, Minnesota. July 17, 2016
Do you know what a bicycle looks like? Of course you do. At least you think you do. You’re pretty sure; there’s a couple of wheels, a couple of tubes, some handlebars…But do you really know what a bicycle looks like? Could you draw the perfect mountain bike, BMX or a road bike completely from memory? You might think so, but if Italian artist Gianluca Gimini’s genius latest project is anything to go by, there’s a good chance you’re wrong.
Just when you thought classic Vespa scooters were only meant for posing on when the sun comes out, Spanish studio Bel & Bel come up with a brilliant way that ensures you can be sitting on one all year round. Taking parts from the old scooters the repurpose them as swivel chairs which can be made up in a large variety of colors.
No longer are cars competing with other cars; they’re competing for our affection.
Matthias C. Hhne talks about his new book Airline Visual Identity: 1945-1975 and why airline branding used to be so much better than it is today.