Derived from another board game from the early 1900's, the game of Monopoly has existed in one form or another since being published by Parker Brothers in 1935. The modern version of Monopoly has not changed much since it was first published, featuring more or less the same gameplay to when it was first introduced, although prices and locations have been updated to stay relevant. The two most popular versions of the game are based on London and New York locations, although many different regional editions have been released more recently, as well as many special editions of the game based on fictional locations from popular franchises such as Star Wars. Current publishers of the game, Hasbro, have also released several updated versions of the game featuring additional gameplay elements such as an electronic banker, although the same core gameplay still remains the same. In honour of the popular family favourite, here's a selection of Displate artwork by artist Design Turnpike, featuring some of the classic board game artwork!
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!
One patent. Three different Displate designs. Three artists turn this vintage 1958 LEGO brick patent (US3005282 A) into stunning posters! Invented by Kirk Christiansen Godtfred, LEGO bricks have become one of the most iconic toys to date, and the LEGO Group has become a multi-billion Dollar company branching out into video games and blockbuster films! The designs above were created by artists Xavier Vieira, Swav Cembrzynski, and Nerdiful Art respectfully. Which is your favourite interpretation?
An awesome collection of Displate artwork by Xavier Vieira, featuring patent designs for many everyday items that you may recognise or even have lying around your house!
A fantastic weathered collection of rustic and vintage service station signs, designed by Displate artist, akyanyme dotcom!