Opposite Upcycle Aesthetic: Mid-Century Modern vs. Victorian Aesthetic

For my upcycling project, I’ve been working on a Mid-Century Modern lamp that uses an origami lampshade to highlight the clean lines and natural material characteristics of the aesthetic. In my design, I’ve tried to utilize light colors, simple geometric shapes, and prioritize the function of my project in the design. If I were to…

Upcycling Aesthetic: 1800s Constellation Chart

My upcycling project, as you may have guessed from my previous post, will be that of 19th century science graphics; in specific, a constellation / star chart. Star charts and atlases of that era are a particular favorite of mine within the larger aesthetic, and I’ve had the idea for this project in the back…

Aesthetic Exploration: 19th Century Science Graphics

I’ve always been struck by the appearance of vintage science posters and charts – their combination of Victorian era printing practices, not quite realistic images, and underlying geometry is hard to find in anything else. For me, they spur a feeling of nostalgia for when I was learning the basics in grade school, as well…