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Olympus OM-2 camera

My first ‘serious’ camera was an Olympus OM-2 SLR, and I loved it so much I ended up getting two — one in silver and one in black. One of the things that I loved about the camera was the arrangement and design of the controls on the top-plate. You see I was obviously a bit of a UI design geek from a very early age…!

Olympus OM-2 camera

Part of the OM system, first released in 1975 and designed by Yoshihisa Maitani, the OM-2 had the world’s first TTL direct metering system, which measures light reflected off the surface of the film. This allowed exposure control during shooting, and automatic TTL strobe adjustment using a specially designed strobe (doesn’t sound much of a big deal now but it was a big deal back then!).

OM system cameras were notable for their relatively small size with the OM-1 and OM-2 just a little bigger than the Leica M4 rangefinder camera and through a system of internal shock absorbers, whilst not quite as quiet as the M4, a lot less noisy than most other SLRs at that time. But what I loved most of all about these cameras and still do now, is the pared back, sleek functional elegance of the design.

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Sawdust - Relentless Pursuit of Happiness

Sawdust have released a screen print version of their recent Computer Arts cover illustration, ‘Relentless Pursuit of Happiness’.

Sawdust - Relentless Pursuit of Happiness

Hand printed in silver on Black Plike by London based K2 Screen, the print is limited to 100 copies and is available from the Sawdust shop.

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Archigram

Archigram

Formed in London in the 1960s, Archigram was an avant-garde architectural group that was futurist, anti-heroic and pro-consumerist, drawing inspiration from technology in order to create a new reality that was solely expressed through hypothetical projects and went on to become a recognised influence on many of the world’s greatest contemporary architects and buildings.

Archigram

The Archigram Archival Project makes the group’s work between 1961-1974 available online for public viewing and academic study and contains some extraordinary material that’s well worth browsing through.

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Paul Sych: Lush

Beautiful examples of typography and editorial design in the portfolio of Paul Sych, aka Faith.

Via IdN.

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Susanne Klemm

Susanne Klemm

Jewellery designer Susanne Klemm, “regards nature as her inexhaustable source of inspiration and is moved to intervene in the endless rhythm of growth and decay to add a touch of immortality to the happenings”.

Via Reluct.

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Michael Peck: Dorothy 2009

Amazing artworks by Michael Peck.

Via this isn’t happiness.

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The Beuatiful and the Damned

Via Caustic Covers, via this isn’t happiness.

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Prototyp: Proben

‘All Our Dreams Are Made of Chrome’ 100 cc Vehicle Record, Angerer 2008.

From the recent ‘Proben’ exhibition at the Prototyp Museum in Hamburg, featuring 19 1:1 scale experimental vehicles, designed and realised by students of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg from 1983 to 2009.

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G-Force Military Concept Black Digital Watch

The G-Force Military Concept Black Digital Watch from G-Shock sure brings out the Bear Grylls in me..!

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METAL MAGAZINE

Liking this cover for METAL Magazine photographed by San Sierra.

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