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Romance the Geek in Your Life with Patent Illustration Valentine’s Day Cards


Designer-of-many-things Steve Hoefer may have cracked the conundrum of geeky expressions of affection with his set of Valentine’s Day cards based on the illustrations for actual U.S. patents. These will ensure that there’s no prior art … in their heart.

There’s the imitation bouquet:

The “sexual armor”:

A lip protection device:

And a man-made blood pump:

Yes, to reiterate, these are all real U.S. patents.

Another bonus: Unlike so many of those things that you see on the Internet and think are cool but aren’t actually going to order from some random store, these are available to you right now for free if you’ve got a printer. Over at Steve’s site, you can download and print them as PDFs.

(Steve Hoefer via MAKE)

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