It is 150 years since the world’s first underground railway system was created. These posters are from the London Transport Museum’s exhibition titled Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs. (via Brain Picker)
Graphic design, once upon a time Fabulous designs from London Transport.
Children’s keyboards People wonder why I hate the children’s keyboards on Apples and most modern laptops. Here’s one reason: the IBM PC Jr. It had a wireless (infrared) keyboard that no one could touch-type on, and it didn’t work most of the time. Why this style of keyboard has become the norm is beyond me: they look terrible and have “unworkable” written all over them. For another example, refer the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Buckminster Fuller Book Covers, 1970s.
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
by R. Buckminster Fuller / Pocket Book Edition, 1970 & 1974
Originally published by Southern Illinois University Press, 1969
Cover art by Gomez
No More Secondhand God (and Other Writings)
by R. Buckminster Fuller / Anchor Books Edition, 1971
Originally published by Southern Illinois University Press, 1963
Cover design by Sydney Butchkes, Cover photograph by Barry Sonnenfeld
Ideas and Integrities: A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure
by Buckminster Fuller, edited by Robert W. Marks / Collier Books, 1974
Originally published by Prentice-Hall, © 1963 by Richard Buckminster Fuller
Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity
by Buckminster Fuller / Bantam Books, 1972
© 1969 by Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller: At Home in the Universe
by Alden Hatch / Delta Books, 1976
© 1974 by Alden Hatch
I Seem to be a Verb
by R. Buckminster Fuller with Jerome Agel and Quentin Fiore (graphic designer)
Bantam Books, 1970
The intellectual integrity and infinite order of the universe obviously are vastly greater than man. Man is an invention within it. What one did about this understanding would have to be through design. I decided I must not be a persuader, but a doer.
Buck Reblogging for the 1970s retrofuturistic cool.
(via A Dock That Turns an iPhone Into a Snoozing Alarm Clock - Roy Furchgott)
You snooze, you use an Iphone Not a bad idea, plus the dock’s Helvetica matches the Iphone’s default typeface.