Toronto based artist Amos Latteier who I profiled for Gizmodo back in November, 2005 is building a huge kite inspired by Alexander Graham Bell’s historical models. From Latteier’s description, “Bell built some amazing kites. He had a workshop in Nova Scotia that created a large variety of cellular kites around the turn of the century. He was a participant in the race for flight, though not a very successful one. His kites looked beautiful, but they weren’t great fliers.
However, the triangular grids he pioneered became popular much later as an architectural form. I really like the way Bell’s kites don’t have the appearance of flying machines. They look like crystals or space ships.”
Above is a picture of one of the original kites and the “work in progress” from Latteier. You can read more about it on his kite blog for the project.