Thomas Edison said, “During all those years of experimentation and research, I never once made a discovery. All my work was deductive, and the results I achieved were those of invention, pure and simple.”
We often talk about complex inventions that push the boundaries of what we’ve thought possible—tools to fight malaria, zero-emission energy, 3D printing. But let’s not forget that, when acted upon, basic concepts can become new inventions that have a profound impact on our lives. The telephone was inspired by a desire to communicate with each other. A bird’s wing inspired flying machines. Mary Anderson, inventor of the windshield wiper, simply wanted to see through her window on a rainy day.
In celebration of National Inventors Month, we’ve created a poster series that honors brilliant inventions in their minimalist forms.
Click on the links below to view and download the posters.
Inventor Minimalist Posters
- Mary Anderson (desktop wallpaper)
- Alexander Graham Bell (desktop wallpaper)
- Thomas Edison (desktop wallpaper)
- The Wright Brothers (desktop wallpaper)