Patents are records of art, in a sense. They are the legal solidification of creativity, flattened down to diagrams and cold copy.
The team there explains:
Old patents are beautiful. And they make gorgeous free art for the office.
A few weeks ago we remastered eight iconic patents, printed them onto A3 paper and framed them in Ikea RIBBA frames. The total cost was around $8 each and they look great on the office wall.
Google Patents is a treasure trove, but the images are too low resolution for a good print [so] we’ve made the high resolution versions…
I’m very tempted to follow their lead and make a Lego patent poster to hang in my living room.
➤ Iconic Patent Art [How A Car Works]