The Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Bill Hammack explains the history and engineering of an object we often take for granted.

Honestly not much to say about this one except wow I love it when the design history of an object is so clearly explained — the problems that necessitate its existence, how it evolved over time, the clever tricksĀ developed to optimize efficiency, safety, cost, or any other number of factors. Sure it’s not the most interesting history in the world, but I think we often forget how much story there is to tell about even the things we regard as the most mundane.