The wedge is classified as one of the basic machines in science. However, I see it as one of the basic aesthetic devices. As an artist who loves to draw futuristic armor, vehicles and robots, I like the wedge shape because it looks like it's moving even if it's not. It has a sharp, streamlined feature that just looks dynamic and beautiful. I wonder if "racy" can be applied, hehe.
In the pic above, it looks simple. But an artist or designer can rework the basic shape into something else. Like in the images that follow...
Here are some of my original characters where I applied the wedge-shaped look.
We can also see the wedge design applied aesthetically in many places.
For example, in cars:
Rover 75S from Daimos
In mecha (mostly in the chest and head design):
Hail Buster Gundam
R-Gun from Super Robot Wars OG
Gundam Astray PMC Custom
Blue Astray head (best Gundam Head I've ever seen)
(Images courtesy of Dalong.net and Gundam Guy blog)
Kamen Rider Accel Trial Mode (I really love this helmet's brow)
And in Science fiction:
Imperial Star Destroyer
I'll continue to incorporate this design aesthetic in much of my artwork, although of course, it will have to be mixed with other great-looking design elements.
By the way, I've been looking for other wedge-themed helmets, armor and vehicles. Anything you know that I haven't seen? Thanks.