In the vein of Northumbria University's "Tools for Daily Life" (and, to a lesser extent, ESAD's "The 2011 Edition"), San Francisco-based industrial designer Philip de Los Reyes' "Drafting Tools" are an elegant re-examination of the very same.
Though traditional drafting is a dying art, it is a common experience that many designers can trace to the beginning of their careers. This collection celebrates how these tools are not just products of engineering, but design objects in their own right. These tools were developed with focuses on quality engineering, usability and placement as premium objects. The elements of each piece are united through a common visual language, while each tool also reflects its unique function.