Sybold van Ravesteyn, Lamp, 1926. From The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction, Vitra Design Museum, 2010. Via Phaidon

Sybold van Ravesteyn, Lamp, 1926. From The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction, Vitra Design Museum, 2010. Via Phaidon

Marianne Brandt, Candlestick, 1929-32. Via Quittenbaum.

Marianne Brandt, Candlestick, 1929-32. Via Quittenbaum.

Herbert Leupin, advertising poster for a potato, 1947. Switzerland.

Herbert Leupin, advertising poster for a potato, 1947. Switzerland.

Edward McKnight Kauffer, poster artwork for New Shell Lubricating Oils, 1937.

Edward McKnight Kauffer, poster artwork for New Shell Lubricating Oils, 1937.

Jean Carlu, cover artwork for Vanity Fair, 1931. Condé Nast Publications. AD: Mehemed Fehmy Agha. Source

Jean Carlu, cover artwork for Vanity Fair, 1931. Condé Nast Publications. AD: Mehemed Fehmy Agha. Source

Rupprecht Geiger, Color Space, Installation for Red, 1985. Initially made for the Gallery Waßermann, now it is part of the Museum of Concrete Art, Ingolstadt, Germany.

Rupprecht Geiger, Color Space, Installation for Red, 1985. Initially made for the Gallery Waßermann, now it is part of the Museum of Concrete Art, Ingolstadt, Germany.

Bob Dylan on the cover of a Rolling Stone parody, playing Trivial Pursuit, 1985. Via PastPrint

Bob Dylan on the cover of a Rolling Stone parody, playing Trivial Pursuit, 1985. Via PastPrint

I never know if anything I’ve created is good, but I know I’m done when I give up looking for other ideas.
Seymore Chwast
Seymour Chwast, Bestial Bold, from “Push Pin Graphic No. 83” issued 1980, reproduced in the Chronicle Books compilation, The Push Pin Graphic, 2004, written by Chwast and edited by Steve Heller. Source

Seymour Chwast, Bestial Bold, from “Push Pin Graphic No. 83” issued 1980, reproduced in the Chronicle Books compilation, The Push Pin Graphic, 2004, written by Chwast and edited by Steve Heller. Source

Alan Aldridge, Cover of Design Journal, 1968. England. Source. Read the magazine (and many others) online via vads

Alan Aldridge, Cover of Design Journal, 1968. England. Source. Read the magazine (and many others) online via vads

Ettore Sottsass. SMAU desk chairs, 1970. Made by Poltronova, Italy. Designed for the international exhibition for Information and communication technique SMAU in Milan. It received a first price. Via Quittenbaum