The humble LEGO brick has recently celebrated its 60th birthday, having been first patented back in January 1958 by Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, son of Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen who founded the LEGO brand several decades earlier. Godtfred's father had previously created the LEGO company in order to manufacture wooden toys for children prior to WWII, but started experimenting with creating construction toys after the war in order to encourage a new generation to "build up". Godtfred took over the company from his father in the mid-50's, and started experimenting with new plastic materials in order to create a durable construction toy which was able to interlock. He finally decided upon ABS, and later patented his unique design which featured hollow tubes in order to allow bricks to "stick" together! The classic LEGO brick is now an iconic design that has inspired many generations of children to use their imaginations. The LEGO Group is still a family-run business, and is a household name worldwide! LEGO currently holds many accolades, such as the world's number one manufacturer of rubber tyres, as well as being the number one toy manufacturer, having overtaken Hasbro and Mattel! It is hard to deny the cultural impact that LEGO has had, especially in recent years having branched out into creating movies and video games! To celebrate the anniversary of the LEGO brick, here's a selection of Displate artwork by artist Xavier Vieiera, featuring several of LEGO's most iconic patent designs!
The Fast And The Furious film franchise has been a huge commercial success for film studio, Universal Pictures, over the last couple of decades, and the series shows no signs of stopping any time soon - despite mixed reviews from critics and film fans alike. Love them or hate them, the films are loved by many primarily due to the close-knit cast of characters, the beautiful and exotic cars featured in the films, as well as the fast-paced action! The films have become notorious for being an excuse to blow stuff up and make cool things look even cooler, even if the overall storylines are a little far-fetched at times! You can bet your bottom Dollar that so long as these films still keep making money - and they do so by the bucket load - that Universal will keep making them! To celebrate the Fast & Furious series, here's a set of matching minimalist movie poster Displate designs by artist Chungkong Art, featuring the iconic cars from each film in the franchise!
Rick And Morty is currently rumoured to be on a brief hiatus, meaning that we probably won't see new Season 4 episodes until 2019, giving Adult Swim plenty of time to bring the series into the mainstream by having the first three seasons of the show on constant rotation. The show has been a relative phenomenon since it started airing a few years ago, and memes based on the recent Season 3 episode, "Pickle Rick", have helped it to rise in popularity over the last six months! If you are still craving more Rick And Morty, check out this stunning set of Displate artwork by artist Retina Creative, based on several of the main characters of the critically acclaimed show! Many more Rick And Morty designs available - Click the "Purchase Here" button to browse!
Displate have just announced two fantastic new products - Black Box and Girl Box! Each pocket-size compilation box contains ten small size (5.8"x4.1") Displates, featuring specially selected designs by some of your favourite Displate artists, with each box having a selection of popular sets to choose from! Whether you're a film aficionado or just looking for inspirational motivational quotes for your wall, there's something for everyone!
Each collection comes in a stylish hardbox, and costs around £71 / $96. Choose from a wide selection of collections featuring some of the most popular artwork currently available on the Displate website! Arrange them however you want - perfect for small office spaces or awkward size walls!
January 2018 - Our pick for this month's "Triptych Of The Month" is this matching set of legendary Pokémon from the popular Pokémon anime and video game franchise, by Amy Mpigeon, spread across three Displates! A must-have set for fans of the iconic video game franchise!