8.11.2010

college kites 1957

I asked
my buddy
Matt
what he wanted to see on 
MONDOBLOGO
and he said
ENOUGH
with all that Italian Design.
"Gimmie something 
AMERICAN
God Dammit!"
So,
here you go Matt,
what's more 
American than 
Flying a kite?
At college
no
less....

These images come from the 
University of Illinois
"Kite Derby Day"
All the entrys
shown here
are from the 
sophomores 
in the
department of 
Indusrtrial Design.

This is Henry Hosman's design.
Wonder what happened to 
old
Henry?


I wanna go back to school....
Wait,
no I don't.

Crystalline

Love this entry,
but
he had to add a tail to get it to fly.
Bummer dude.

Leave it to the 
Professors
to come up with something
like the 
this...

Very hummingbird-like.


I like these...

Too Stelth Bomber-like
Kenneth Newstrom.
Wait,
this predates the 
by
30 years!
Nice job Kenny!


More like it
Raymond Pittman.

Art
Don't you wish you could see this in color?
I bet it was beautiful....

Shocking!

11 comments:

  1. Exactly, This is exactly what I wanted.
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  2. Nice nice

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  3. this is a wonderful collection of images. Did you source them on line or scan them from something else? For instance how did you know one of the kites ended up needing a tail?
    I'd love the whole story.

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  4. This is a beautiful collection of images. Some of these are really exciting designs. Were they found online or did you scan them from another source? I'd love to know the whole story. Are there more images?

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  5. inspiring!
    Bert
    http://b-kites.blogspot.com

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  6. great.. should be collected. who has he copyright, who the negatives?

    tom
    http://planet-kite.net/

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  7. Зашибись

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  8. i love your posts - beautiful, elegant designs - thank you for sharing these with us - i found you on pinterest and re-posted them.

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