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Patent Documents + Printer + Frame = No More Blank Walls

One of my favorite recent activities has been trolling Googlepatents, looking for beautiful, interesting, and strange patent documents that I can print off, pop in a cheap certificate frame, and put on the wall.
All of this was inspired by a Make post about the LEGO minifig patent a couple weeks ago.
Here’s the minifig patent on my wall:

Go take a gander and see if you find anything worth adorning your walls.

I love this Eames table:

It’s especially cool because it has Eames’s own signature at the bottom of the design:

The diagrams of this “Toy Building Brick” (which may be familiar to some) are also beautiful:

And finally:

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