22 May, 2016
I got an idea to spruce up my bicycle workshop with some decorations.
Google provides a very good
search interfaces for patents,
complete with images in reasonably high resolutions. I picked out a
few important bicycle patents with illustrations and printed them out
on A4 card stock. The frames are the cheapest ones from IKEA that take
A4 format (RIBBA?).
The patents pictured are:
There are so many important inventions (with patents) in the MTB and
bicycle world, but not an unlimited space on my walls. On the other
hand it's easy to just print new "artwork" should I get bored looking
at the above patents.
As for the trophy... I replaced the handlebar on my racer to get a
more upright riding position but didn't want to get rid of the old stuff
(Cinelli stem, Titan handlebar, Campy levers...) so I decided to mount
the old stuff on the wall!
The pen holder is an old F&S Torpedo hub shell, both decorative and
useful for the time being while I find spare parts to rebuild it.
Tags: bicycles, art, patents, workshop, frame, decor, sachs, campy, titan, cinelli,
28 Dec, 2009
I was given a DVD collection containing the early films by Alfred
Hitchcock for Christmas this year. The box set cover art included a very
good two colour profile of the master of suspense, in other words,
perfect for scanning, tracing and converting to
I made a nice desktop background, and also a bonus variant with only the
rough outline and signature.
19 Apr, 2008
I finally upgraded to Wordpress 2.5. The one feature making this
worthwhile was the [ gallery] tag which makes it dead easy to add a
gallery of images to a post.
I have collected all the desktop backgrounds I have made whilst mucking
about in Inkscape and GIMP and added them in such a
I also added my newest creation, a poor attempt at recreating the poster
for my favourite zombie movie:
01 Jan, 2007
Last time i messed around in Inkscape I started doing a wallpaper
celebrating the (upcoming) release of Debian Etch. (It could be used as
a logo or for some promotional material too).
I don't think I will get around to finishing it, so I will simply post
the SVG file here and now if someone want to use it. It's licensed under
the GNU GPLv2. Click the thumbnail above for a larger image and the SVG.
30 Oct, 2006
I made a new header image. The picture it's based on is called "A
Procession in the Catacomb of
courtesy of Liam's Pictures from old
Books. A great resource for public domain
pictures and engravings.
28 Oct, 2006
I have created a couple of Dark Side of the Moon wallpapers, mostly as a
way of getting to know Inkscape. They are by
no means super accurate, but I guess they satisfy the most wallpaper
starved Pink Floyd fans out there.
The first one is the original cover art, and the other is an alternate
version that I think have been used both as a back side to the album and
as a poster.
The wallpapers are in size 1280x1024 but can easily be resized to fit
any screen using Inkscape or a similar vector editor. I claim no
copyright on these files, and they can be considered public domain.
However, if you feel like improving my work I appreciate if you show me
the result :-)