These unique greeting cards feature line art illustrations based on patent drawings. The collection includes silly items like Mr. Potato Head and that little plastic thing they put in pizza boxes, and more practical inventions like the kitchen stand mixer and handcuffs.
Designers, inventors, and engineers frequently patent their ideas so they can’t be freely copied. Author Thomas Rinaldi’s fascinating coffee table book catalogs 1000 original patent drawings from iconic and ubiquitous objects such as furniture, lamps, appliances, and electronics.