Sunday, May 18, 2008

Vintage Robots (It's my birthday soon!)

Check out this beautiful collection of vintage toy robots .

Though made for children, Japanese toy robots can catch the eye of even the most discriminating adults.

Iconic graphic designer Tom Geismar, whose firm Chermayeff & Geismar has created memorable logos for Mobil, PBS and other U.S. institutions, has been collecting the shiny bots for decades.

The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle will exhibit toys from Geismar's collection in Robots: A Designer's Collection of Miniature Mechanical Marvels through Oct. 26. The vintage robots on display reflect Geismar's trained eye. "I've really restricted myself to ones that appealed to me as interesting, imaginative designs," he says.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008