Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - Robot

I like the way old mechanical products look. Record players, televisions, cameras, radios and so on.

Back in the days when many products were made with wooden elements, it seems more care was put into the craft and design. You saw objects with decoration on them. Simply for the sake of decoration. The products were intended to be beautiful as well as functional.

Nowadays, many products are mostly made of plastic and are reduced to the very basic functional elements (for example the assorted iPod products). I’m not saying these visually-reduced products are bad. They just don’t leave the mark of the designer or craftsman. They seem cold and lifeless.

With this in mind, this week’s illustration Friday topic is “Robot”. I wondered how a robot may have been designed and advertised in the ‘olden days’.


Created using Adobe Illustrator

8 comments:

  1. Well I think this would have sold it! Love the vintage look here. Does he make house calls? Cheers!

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  2. tekentijger12:39 PM

    This guy is really cute !

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  3. Definitely a vintage look to your piece, very creative, love the artwork.

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  4. Very nice work!!!

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  5. Love your robot. I fully agree about the loss of craft in modern society. Everything must be square because it's cheaper.

    We live in an anti-nouveau time, drinking from industrial cans.

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  6. You draw very well. I really like your digital rendering.

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  7. I'll hire him for the weekend! Does he clean as well?

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  8. Thanks everyone, for your comments!

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