Will Burtin

Will Burtin was famous for interpretating scientific abstraction in both 2 and 3-D forms; from the innards of the Brain to the movement of the Atom. His new book: "Design and Science" is reviewed in the latest issue of Eye magazine, and has some really great imagery in it. I just wish it were bigger. Some of the exhibitions need to be seen large scale in order to see the detail and imagine just how impressive they must have been to walk around. Read more here on the all new Eye Blog

The Brain

Atomic Energy

Promotional material for the Vision conferences


Future Lab magazine

A few pages from a magazine produced for the trend consultancy, The Future Laboratory, designed by Made Thought. It is a free magazine sent out to update on the latest trends, and ties in with the redesign of the company. Quite like the constantly ticking clocks and the news bulletins running along the website.


Kim Rugg

Artist: Kim Rugg
Series: Don't Mention the War

Just the patience Rugg shown here alone is impressive. It does prove however, that you might be able to render a paper unreadable but you can still tell which one it is.


Case da Abitare June

As promised here are some spreads from the July/August issue of Case da Abitare. We think its probably the strongest issue of the three since the redesign.


Man About Town EDO talk

The EDO held 2 fantastic talks on 25 June, starting off with Ann Brayborn discussing Man About Town magazine. Showing some of the earliest layouts right through to the transition to About Town and then just Town. Great black and white photography, then the introduction of colour in some of the best Town covers; Ann gave a really thorough and engaging talk. Following this was Robin Derrick with 25 years of magazines, starting with the first I-D layouts then on to The Face, Italian Elle, Glamour and Vogue. He told the stories behind the scenes, as well as going through an archive of Vogue covers and fashion spreads. He finished off with his work for Georgio Armani showing the well seen ads of David Beckham in his underwear.

Also to see another review of this talk click here


The Colour of Maths

Here at Things to Look at, we've come across one of those great websites which is just the kind of information treasure trove that makes the web great: The vintage Calculator.

I remember thinking my shiny Commodore SR7919 calculator with a red display and a huge battery was the most hi tech thing ever back in the day and now Nigel's hommage to the history of the calculator reminds me just how far it has come.

With photos of every model conceivable right back to the days when you'd need a forklift to lift one, through to the first calculator watches this is an amazing library of images. Just the colours of maths: oranges, brown and blues and the great graphic layouts of the keyboards make them beautiful to look at.

Plus there are some great adverts which endeavor to show how lightweight and portable those old models were that have high novelty value. All in all a great resource of forgotten technology from a complete enthusiast.

Here's a great website