Nick Pemberton & Andrew Ainsworth, Stormtrooper Helmet from the Star Wars series. Via Sotheby’s. Signed by George Lucas.The first film of the series was released in 1977. More about the design story of the helmet here.
Beate Brömse, cover of Gebrauchsgraphik, 1971. Germany
Designed for a poster contest to promote the film Medium Cool of Haskell Wexler. It presented his study of the growing spread of violence in the USA.
Hans Beck, the first Playmobil figures knight, indian and construction worker, 1974. Photo © Geobra Brandstätter, Germany. Exhibition Spielzeugmuseum Nürnberg
Malcolm English, artwork for Carnaby Street by Tom Salter, 1970. Via Sweet Jane
George Underwood, Illustration for the album My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair by Tyrannosaurus Rex, 1968. Source
Corvette Stingray, advertising booklet 67’ Corvette by Chevrolet, 1967. Via Hagley
Günther Stiller, cover illustration for magazine Gebrauchsgraphik, 1961. Source
Parrot floor mosaic, 200 BC. Pergamon, Palace V, altar chamber, Turkey. © Photo: Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Jürgen Liepe
Ancient egyptians and their birds. From the book I monumenti dell’Egitto by Ippolito Rosselini, 1832. Drawings from murals. The complete book online via NYPL
Maurice Pillard Verneuil, Red Mullet, Rouget, L’animal dans la décoration, 1897. Paris. NYPL
Walter Breker, artwork for the poem Mondschaf / Moonsheep by Christian Morgenstern, 1970/1905. Germany.
The moonsheep stands upon the clearing.
He waits and waits to get his shearing.
The moonsheep plucks himself a blade
returning to his alpine glade.
The moonsheep murmurs in his dream:
‘I am the cosmos’ gloomy scheme.’
The moonsheep, in the morn, lies dead.
His flesh is white, the sun is red.
Jose Maria Cruz Novillo & Olmos, matchboxes Abcdario Animal, late 1960s. For Fosforos del Pirineo. Source
Pauline Knip, illustration for the bird book Histoire naturelle des Tangaras, des Manakins et des Todiers, 1805-07. Hand-colored engravings. Paris.
Knip is considered one of the most outstanding ornithological artists of the 19th century.
Helen Johnson, illustrations for Farm Book, 1940. England. Via Wolfsonian.
Lorenz Oken, Wild Cats, from General natural history for all social ranks, 1843. Lithography C. Schach. Germany. Digital Version: Heine University