This is the final draft of an image that I’m submitting for the cover of a Chicago lifestyle publication’s innovation issue. The idea emerged after reading an essay on Design Observer about the lightbulb.
In the essay Jane Withers points out that it’s strange for what is practically a universal symbol of new ideas to be an invention that’s hardly changed in 100 years.
I also loved the quote from August Strindberg that’s cited in the article: “Electric light will make people work themselves to death.”
I love randomly stumbling across things I really like on the interwebs. This poster is an example of this phenomenon.