Tag Archives: Technology

Aircraft Carrier by Greg White

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Aircraft Carrier / Greg White, 2014

Some stunning new photographs from Greg White, documenting the construction of the HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Also worth checking out his fantastic series of the Astute Class submarine, shot for Wired mag recently.

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50s computer brochures

Bendix G-14 General Purpose Digital Computer, 1955

The ERA Computation Center for industry, government and research

Datatron Eletronic Data Processing Systems Handbook Central Comp

General Electric Proudly Presents the NEW GE 150 Data Processing

IBM 705 EDPM Electronic Data Processing Machine, 1955

Teleregister, 1956

An Introduction to the Univac File-Computer System, 1951

Computer History Museum — Brochures / 1950s

Ohhhh my lord what a find. The motherload.

Check out the Computer History Museum for hundreds of PDFs containing high-res scans of computer brochures from the 50s, 60s and 70s. In particular, the 50s examples are amazing; great colours, dynamic layout & outrageous typography.

Thanks to Present & Correct for another great find. If you don’t already follow them, check out their blog & their Twitter for daily graphic gems.

Jam with Chrome – one of my projects of the year

Jam with Chrome / Illustrator unknown, Google, 2012

Google have bloody well gone and done it again.

‘Jam’, their latest Chrome Experiment, is simply incredible. Just go and play with it, and tell me you don’t grin from ear to ear.

The concept is simple, but the execution is perfect. Pick an instrument (there are 19), and start clicking around to make sounds. This might not sound exciting, but flick on the ‘auto play’ settings. Tune starts sounding pretty good, huh? You can start mixing things up by changing the chords, key, tempo, and effects. It’s intuitive, responsive, and immensely satisfying.

But where things get really, really cool, is when you invite a friend to your jam. In real time, the two (or three, or four) of you can play together. And it sounds awesome.

It works seamlessly too, if you have a decent connection. Throw into the mix some really gorgeous illustrations (I can’t find who did these anywhere! If you know, please tell me in the comments!), nice typography, and really satisfying UI touches, you’ve got yourself one hell of a project.

Bravo indeed.

***UPDATE: from what I can find on the web, the superb illustrations were handled by Rob Bailey from Manchester***

More illustrations below:

Oh yeah, and there’s a really sweet video to promote the whole thing. Boom.

Pacific iF folding bike

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iF Mode folding bike / Pacific Cycles, 2012

Officially the coolest bike I have ever seen – the iF Mode by Pacific Cycles. You need to see video of this thing in action, such impressive engineering.

Boxx

Boxx / Boxxcorp, 2012

This awesome-looking electric scooter may look like a concept, but seemingly it is actually real! Buy here for $3,995.

iOS 86

iOS 86 concept / Anton Repponen

Ha, lovely idea by NY-based designer Anton Repponen.

See his full portfolio here

Kuvva

Wallpaper by Oliver Jeffers for Kuvva

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your desktop wallpaper, Kuvva presents some really nice images from a selection of top image makers, including one of my personal favourites Oliver Jeffers.