The rapid upheaval of the graphic design industry from the 1950s to the 1990s was monumental. Introduction of the desktop computer revolutionised paste-up boards in studios to PDFs on laptops.
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Bicycle Drawings Reimagined In 3D
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… on second thought, bicycle drawings are hard.
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.
Gianluca is an art director, photographer and product designer based in Bologna in Italy. Back in 2009 he ran a project called ‘Velocipedia’; where he would ask people bicycle drawings produced completely from memory and then 3D render the results.
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