Michael Nÿkamp of mkn designs in Grand Rapids, Michigan has created a series of simple, two-dimensional illustrations of mid-century modern architectural icons.
Michael Nykamp Mid-century Modern Home Illustrations
With a great love and respect for Mid Century Modern homes and the architects who designed them, Michael has reduced the buildings to their essential structure and materials with line art. His long-term goal for this ongoing project is to produce letterpress prints. In order to fund this project, he can be commissioned to illustrate your own mid century modern home or building. If interested, you can contact him here.
Tyler Merkel of Mid Century Michigan; a blog project that documents modern homes in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a focus on mid-century-modernism, aided Nÿkamp with his wealth of knowledge and expertise about the genre.
This project is ongoing and will be printed on a letterpress printing press once funds have been established. Michael
has been testing plates, paper and ink using his Flatstone Carlee Straight Home illustration (shown above) and is pleased with the detail, claiming the prints will become available soon.
Bergers House — 1967 Architect Chuck Carter
Risom House — 1967 Architect Jens Risom
Alcoa Care Free Home — 1957 Architect Charles Goodman
Kendalwood Home — 1964 Architectural Firm Albert Builders
Eames House — 1949 Architect Charles Eames
Flatstone Carlee Straight Home — 1959 Architects Obryen & Knapp for Albert Builders
Glass House — 1949 Architect Philip Johnson
Riverside Garden Home — 1957 Architect Wayne McClure
Miller House — 1957 Architect Eero Saarinen
Freeman House — 1966 Architect Gunnar Birkerts
Farnsworth House — 1951 Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
See more of Michael Nÿkamp’s work here