Inspirational images from the Institute of Mechanical Engineering

Japanese designer Yuya Ushida uses mechanical engineering to generate his XXXX furniture range for Dutch brand Ahrend.

Japanese designer Yuya Ushida uses mechanical engineering to generate his XXXX furniture range for Dutch brand Ahrend.

Showcasing archive and current images and videos of engineers, projects, inventions, designs and innovations (old and new), the Institute of Mechanical Engineering’s new Pinterest page aims to educate and inspire people about mechanical engineering through visuals. And as it’s so visual, we thought this site would be of particular interest to artists and other creative practitioners.

It also contains useful examples of how various creative practitioners have been using mechanical engineering as inspiration for their work. For example, Japanese designer Yuya Ushida has used mechanical engineering to generate his XXXX furniture range for Dutch brand Ahrend (see image above).

You can view the Pinterest page here. For more information about the Institute of Mechanical Engineering see their website or their Archives page.

Etienne Oehmichen's experimental helicopter, 1921 (PHO-NC-3)

Etienne Oehmichen’s experimental helicopter, 1921 (PHO-NC-3)

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Artists using Archives: University for the Creative Arts

Fine Art student Faith Cannon's collage using images from the Maidstone Archive

UCA Fine Art student Faith Cannon’s collage using images from the Maidstone Archive

Archivists at the University for the Creative Arts have been busy collating examples of how students and other artists have been using their archives and special collections for creative practice.

An exhibition by five UCA students. The images in the far right and on the screen are still shots from the Maidstone Oral History Project, put up by Fine Art student Joanna Robinson, recording memories of ex staff and students from the Maidstone College of Art.

An exhibition by five UCA students. The images in the far right and on the screen are still shots from the Maidstone Oral History Project, put up by Fine Art student Joanna Robinson, recording memories of ex staff and students from the Maidstone College of Art.

They have collated these case studies to form a Pinterest site. At the moment the site features an exhibition by five art students which uses still shots from the Maidstone Oral History Project recording memories of ex staff and students from the Maidstone College of Art. There are also images of UCA Fine Art student Faith Cannon’s collages using images from the Maidstone Archive (above).

See also UCA’s Archives and Special Collections blog. For more information about UCA’s holdings and contact details see their Archives and Special Collections website.