Josh Lewandowski, Minnesota-based architect and founder of furniture design firm Nordeast Industries, is on a mission to create beautifully complex, yet utterly meaningless architectural diagrams. He has started a blog where he will post one meaningless diagram each day for a year. On September 7th, he launched Pointless Diagrams, where he publishes his most eccentric sketches inspired by his own perceptions of architecture, furniture, engineering, Legos, cereal boxes, and more.
The doodles portray a series of illusory architectural illustrations and imaginary structures open to interpretation by its viewers. Having always drawn abstract 3D sketches of things, Lewandowski chose to create this blog in order to convey how useful these meaningless doodles end up being.
Lewandowski studied art and architecture at the University of Minnesota, and received his Masters of Architecture from Yale University. According to Dezeen, it was there that one of his professors told him, “erasing is for wimps.” Inspired by this philosophy, the illustrations on his blog are drawn on acid-free paper solely with pen and ink. The drawings consist of a series of diagrams, arrows, figures and shapes that seem to portray some sort of logical relationship between things, but that are, in reality, merely un-calculated and spontaneous.
Until next september, his blog will continue to chronicle his year-long attempt to draw one new, meaningless diagram daily, “just ’cause.”