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Projektion? Mercator!

All technical illustrators deal with projections to represent 3D objects on a plane. They apply standardized projections such as isometry and dimetry, or work in free projections and vanishing point perspectives. All techniques to compensate or at least minimize the drawbacks of representation on the plane and to convey 3D with only one representation.

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Do it like da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) is known for many things; painter, sculptor, architect, anatomist, mechanic, engineer and natural philosopher. What our branch loves him for is his technical illustrations.

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Symbol decrypted?

Technical illustrations are supposed to convey content (messages). Graffiti should also convey messages (content). In a good technical illustration, the content can be understood by the addressee depending from the context. In graffiti it is rather difficult to get at the explicit or implicit message of the writer.

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Give it to your mom

From time to time, I have seen this label with washing instructions as a “funny” introduction to lectures or workshops in our branch. Today, of course, one wonders, is this a fake?

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Isometry meets Corona

Whether at home, in the classroom or in a restaurant: Zeit online calculator shows when people can become infected indoors. Everything interactive and clearly visualized. Click on the image and test how safe your environment is.

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From dot to dot

In times of Centangel, coloring books for adults, even dot-to-dot pictures are once again modern. The number pictures of today have nothing to do with the simple and easy to guess number pictures from the last millennium. Numbers over 1,000 are not uncommon.

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The Online Meeting Dilemma

For those moments when we are not quite sure what our counterpart actually means something, we have a “credibility test” developed over generations at our disposal. When in doubt, we fall back on the oldest, most proven signal system, body language, then on the voice and last but not least we trust in the content of what is being said.

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Impossible projection

We all know impossible figures. First we could see them at Oscar Reutersvärd. With the Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher such impossible figures became known to the masses in the 20th century.

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Large manual

Everyone of us tries to write great or great manuals, the Scottish artist Ross Sinclair already succeeded in 2000. A stranger to the branch, this is what it had to come to with all the efforts for digitalization and networking.

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