Polyorama Panoptique Lorchette Enchantée, 1855. Unknown artist. Via Getty Open Content
Soon after the Invention of photography in 1839 the first Stereoscope pictures appeared, landscapes or people could be seen in 3D. After the World exhibition in 1851 the market grew, with a peek after 1860. Places like World Panorama
had 25 seats and were a big event before the silent movies replaced them.
Igor Strawinsky, Die Geschichte vom Soldaten, 1964. Unknown artist. From the Philips twen record series.
Dieter Rams, atelier 1-81 with speaker L1, 1959. Max Braun OHG, Germany. Source
Tumbler switch, Kippbalkenschalter, 1952. Feller AG. Object from the new collection center, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. 📷 FX. Jaggy & U. Romito © ZHdK
Isaac Newton, the circular arrangement of spectral colours, 1704. From his work Opticks. England.
After Newton had used a prism to separate daylight and count seven individual colours, it appeared to him that, when considering colour-hue, this was a closed system. By taking the violet end of the spectrum and linking it to the red start-point, he thus created a convincing circle of colours. Source: colorsystem.com
Michel Eugène Chevreul, Zone circulaire divisée en 72 parties égales, 1864. Circle divided in 72 equal parts. From: Colors and their application in industrial arts. Print, France. Via Getty Open Content.
Makoto Nakamura, poster design for Shiseido Institute of Beauty Science, 1992. 📷 Seiichi Nakamura. Via Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, from the exhibition Japanese Poster Artists, til 25-05-14
Charles Hayter, The three primitive colors and their descendants, 1826. A new practical treatise … With some practical rules for reflections; and Sir Isaac Newton’s distribution of the colours in the rainbow. Hand-colored engraving. Via Getty Open Content
Ken Knowlton, Spools of Thread, 2001.
This portrait of Aaron Feuerstein, owner of a fabric manufacturing company, is a gift & tribute to his social responsibility. When the company’s premises were destroyed by fire in 1995 the employees were kept on full pay during the recovery.
Toshiyasu Nanbu, artwork for poster Shanghai – Osaka Design 2000, 2001. From the exhibition Japanese Poster Artists Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, until 25-05-14.
Oscar Reutersvärd, Opus 2 B, 1940.
Zdenek Sýkora, Linie Nr. 160. 1998. Via Lempertz
Edgar Rubin, Rubin’s vase and other examples from Synsoplevede Figurer - Visually experienced figures, 1915. Copenhagen. One of the classics in perceptual psychology. Source in german here.
Bothwell & Frey, Notan: the dark-light principle of design, 1968. Reinhold, New York. Via flickr Oliver Tomas
Shigeo Fukuda, Illustrick 412, 1986. From the exhibition Japanese Poster Artists - Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, until 25-05-14.