It's always interesting to see folks using design skills to earn a living in ways not directly related to their original field. A good case in point is Jerome Daksiewicz, an architect/designer who produces sharply-designed 2D prints. Nomo Design, the firm Daksiewicz set up five years ago, is a successful business that turns minimalist plan views of airport runways, golf courses and sports stadiums into artful prints.
Now Daksiewicz has turned his crisp pen (or mouse) towards another distillation of form via lines: His Auto Icon Screen Prints series turns the front ends of cars—the headlights, the grills, sometimes the bumpers—into icons representing certain brands' most iconic designs.
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From the 1908 Ford Model-T to the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air to the BMW i Series, I've tried to depict the most important and iconic vehicles in each manufacturer's history. All icons are drawn to the same scale. Shown together on one print, you can see their design evolve through the years.
The project is currently up on Kickstarter, but already well past its paltry target; Daksiewicz was seeking a mere $1,500 to hit his minimum print run, but at press time the funding was at $14,434 with 25 days left.
The quick success prompted Daksiewicz to add another manufacturer, Porsche, to the line-up. (The original run included Ford, General Motors and BMW.)
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"With additional momentum, I'll be able to add new prints to the series," he writes in an update. "Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Lamborghini... I'd love to hear what everyone else wants to see."