Pointless Diagrams by
Josh Lewandowski

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Minnesota architect Josh Lewandowski has started a blog where he'll post one meaningless architectural diagram every day for a year (+ slideshow).

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
Up and Over Aaltoesque

Since 7 September, Lewandowski has been publishing a single drawing to his Pointless Diagrams blog every day, and intends to continue for a whole year.

"I started the blog because for as long as I can remember I've always drawn and doodled 3D sketches that have an unapologetic dearth of meaning," Lewandowski told Dezeen. "I'm doing it because of my sincere belief that setting aside time to doodle useless stuff is extremely useful."

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
Imaginary Religion

The drawings depict imaginary structures and architectural scenarios, and some of the diagrams also feature directional arrows. "I like that people I've shown them to see different things based on their own experiences," he said.

"I draw my inspiration from architecture, furniture, engineering, geometry, cereal boxes, Lego instructions and Etch A Sketch memories," explained the designer. "I always use pen and ink because an early art teacher told me erasing is for wimps."

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
Walk Carefully

The original drawings are made in pen and ink on buff acid-free paper and are available for purchase from Lewandowski.

Lewandowski studied Art and Architecture at the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Architecture at Yale University. He is the founder of furniture design firm Nordeast Industries.

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
Monument to the Pink Flags

Other illustrations featured on Dezeen include Toby Melville-Brown's drawings of impossible architectural structures and Tom Ngo's Architectural Absurdities series featuring a building made of stairs and an impossible lighthouse.

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Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
Parallax in Teal and Pink

Images are courtesy of the designer.

Here's a full description from Lewandowski:


Pointless Diagrams

I started the blog because for as long as I can remember I've always drawn and doodled 3d sketches that have an unapologetic dearth of meaning.

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
Deco Aqua Lake

Whether it was in a 6th grade English class, during a Peter Eisenman lecture in grad school, or when I should have been CADing while employed at Robert A M Stern Architects; I was drawing.

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
I Can't Stop

The sketches are usually meaningless and aesthetically could be described as equal parts Draw Squad and James Stirling.

I draw my inspiration from architecture, furniture, engineering, geometry, cereal boxes, lego instructions, and Etch A Sketch memories. I always use pen and ink because an early art teacher told me erasing is for wimps.

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
A.13

This blog chronicles my attempt at a year-long endeavor to draw one diagram a day, because of my sincere belief that setting aside time to doodle useless pictures is extremely useful.

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski
Climb, then Leap

They appear meaningful without actually being helpful. Some might seem to reference real things or show some sort of relationship between things, but that is merely coincidental. Enjoy.

  • libnypacheco

    Nice oxymoron that of a “pointless diagram”. A diagram is prescriptive, as opposed to descriptive. A diagram is quite literally a recipe. Arrows don’t make up for a diagram.

  • Name

    The lack of context (they’re imaginary) removes any meaning, making it “pointless.” I like them.

  • Rae Claire

    Hey, everybody needs a hobby!

  • Josh Lewandowski

    Agreed, total junk, worthless, so we’re giving some away for free! http://pointlessdiagrams.com/2013/10/12/free-to-enter-original-pointless-diagram-giveaway/

  • cx

    Actually these diagrams are meant just for one idea: all diagrams in our history are pointless

  • Daniel G

    The easiest thing is to complain about everything. Like the name suggests, it is pointless but imaginative and fun. Don’t take everything serious!