Albert Einstein’s handwriting as a font

Thursday, 14 May, 2015

If I’m seeing the numbers properly, then it looks like a font family based on the handwriting of Albert Einstein may soon be something you can install on your computer, as a campaign to raise the required money to develop the set has been successful.

Way to go, Mr Einstein. One thing is for certain, the world will never see a font based on the scrawl that passes for my handwriting.

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Our favourite chemicals, illustrated

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

Image by Legallyabinder

A curious project… animated visualisations of the molecules that make up various compounds, created by Legallyabinder.

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A most minimal gramophone

Monday, 11 May, 2015

The minimal gramophone

The hand powered, and operated, minimal gramophone is so basic it consists only of about six components, but if Berlin based freelance graphic designer and art director Livia Ritthaler is able to secure sufficient funding for their production, you too could own one.

You will need some old 78 rpm records to play on it though… time to hit the street markets and garage sales, I think.

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Popsicles that look dangerous, but hopefully aren’t

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015

Anything in excess can be dangerous, including that favourite summer treat for many of us, popsicles. Well, possibly, I suppose. I doubt though that you’d find too many of these flavoured ice blocks, crafted to resemble cactus plants, and other noxious flora, left unconsumed for too long however.

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Which way is up? The inverted illustration of Cinta Vidal Agullo

Monday, 4 May, 2015

Illustration by Cinta Vidal Agullo

Holy Penrose stairs… what to make of the mind bending altered perspective illustrations of Barcelona based artist and illustrator Cinta Vidal Agulló.

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Animation by Young Juvenile Youth, how did they animate that?

Friday, 1 May, 2015

The video clip for Animation, a new single by Tokyo based band Young Juvenile Youth – they must be young, right – features lead singer Yuki going through all sorts of mind bending digital intrigue… don’t let the images distract you too much from the music though.

Via prosthetic knowledge.

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Beyond the golden spiral, a fractal curve illustrated

Monday, 27 April, 2015

Illustration by Edmund Harriss

Arkansas based mathematician and artist Edmund Harriss has discovered a fractal curve, based upon – and remember I didn’t read maths, I just looked at the pictures – the golden spiral.

This new fractal curve, called the Harriss curve, as illustrated above by Harriss himself, comes about, long story short, from repeatedly subdividing rectangles within the golden rectangle.

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Coming soon, LEGO kit sets of the Titanic

Friday, 24 April, 2015

LEGO Titanic

By popular request it seems, LEGO will soon begin producing building-brick kits of the doomed ocean liner, Titanic. If enough people support a particular concept, such as part of the house where TV show The Golden Girls was set for example, then LEGO will bring it forth.

At present there are three proposals for a Titanic kit set, all of varying sizes, ranging from about forty-one centimetres in length, up to about one hundred and twenty centimetres.

The smallest, and most recently added to the campaign page, is a still sizeable 750-piece offering, which measures 41.4cm long and splits in half for authentic sinking action – a design feature Ssorg says is “a little macabre, but many people have been asking for.” The lower part of the hull is also detachable, allowing it to be displayed on a shelf as if it were at sea.

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A design classic, the soft drink can… who would ever have thought?

Wednesday, 22 April, 2015

The best design is invisible. So to speak. There’d be countless products we use daily whose design process we wouldn’t give any mere hint of a thought to. And that of course would have a lot to do with the success of their design. The aluminum soft drink can is one such item. Simple, yet so incredible…

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Artworks from Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” show sold at auction

Thursday, 16 April, 2015

Artworks created by Jon Lomberg for use in Carl Sagan’s 1980 TV show, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, were sold by auction in New York City last week. They would have been quite the keepsakes to score, for hard core fans of the series.

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