As 2010 winds down I got to thinking about all the great design work that I saw and posted about this year. One of my blog posts that generated some of the highest traffic this year was “Some of the Best of Design For 2009“. Because of the popularity of that article, I have decided to post a best of for 2010 made up from design content that got the most traffic over the last 365 days. I have included everything from industrial design to motion graphics, and I have tried to limit it to less than 20 items.
Each item is shown below in no particular order. They are all within 3 or 4 total views of each other. Below each image or video is a link to the original article, so you can read the original posts if you want. I know that not writing a summary about each item is kind of a cop-out, but it’s been a long year and my fingers are tired of typing. So if you want to know more, you’ll have to click-through to the original.
If I could get a bike like this, I would ride to work every day. This concept is just stunning. Italian Designer Peter Dudas, has come up with a minimalist elegant bicycle concept, the “Hybrid City”.
Made from carbon fiber, aluminum, and nivachrom, the bike has a low weight threshold while achieving maximum durability. The design is a minimalistic play on a typical city commuter bicycle. The lines of the bike are simple and dynamic while the overall design is an exotic concept that looks fast even while standing still. The shape is an extreme, going against the grain of classic bike iconography.
Dudas Hybrid City bike removes the chain, and replaces it with a direct transmission with a gears hidden in the frame for a clean, sporty design. The wheels are hub-less and connected to to the transmission with a system of gear wheels. All the cables for the breaks and shifter are hidden in the frame to streamline the look further. The saddle and handlebar assembly are made from aluminum, and coated with carbon fiber.
According to Dudas, “The model is considered a premium city bike for commuting and inner city touring. The design provides a platform for an extensive rider base, while maintaining extreme styling and innovation.”