Exploded Engine

Exploded Engine installation
Rudolph de Harak, AIGA medalist

photo from AIGA website

Exploded Engine installation

By Rudolph de Harak, 1984

The engine installation is in the Cummins Museum, just inside the front entrance of the Cummins Headquarters, and is free for everyone.

Nearly every nut and bolt of Exploded Engine is deconstructed to its smallest detail and hangs in midair, suspended by floor to ceiling wires.

Rudolph de Harak was an American Institute of Graphic Arts medal winner for his graphic design work, who helped found the Los Angeles Society for Contemporary Designers, along with Saul Bass, Alvin Lusting, and Lou Danziger, and three other designers.

Learn more about Rudolph de Harak at AIGA.

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