Mathematical Figures - Art by Rare Minimum.
Figure 1: an illustration of a plane parallel to the base passing through a cone.
Figure 2: shows the Earth, whose diameter is 7,912 miles, represented by the globe, or sphere.
Figure 3: an illustration of the intersection of lines between a circle and its polar points.
Figure 5: demonstrates aberration - in optics, a deviation in the rays.
Figure 10: shows a number of curves belonging to the family y = Cxn.
Figure 11: shows the cardioid - it’s polar equation is r = 2a(1-cos0), “A” being the pole and “OA” the polar axis.
Figure 12: shows the refraction of light through a prism.
Paint by numbers.
"The whole universe is in a glass of wine…" and now that universe is in a book!
Richard Feynman’s love letter to wine, a microcosm of life and the universe in bottled fermentation, has long been one of my favorite things ever written about anything, ever. If you’re new to Feynman’s ode to oenology, see it in comic form over at Zen Pencils.
Now this work of fine art physics has been transformed into a stunning book of typography and illustration by artist/designer Maggie Chok. She was kind enough to send me a copy of her creative remix, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you guys.
I love the combination of minimalist text, geometric illustration and whimsical freehand. I think Feynman himself would approve.
This book is available to buy in an extremely limited print run (it really is a beauty to hold in your hands), but it can also be viewed online, in full, here. I captured a few excerpts above to whet your whistle.
The design studio Dorothy have put together a periodic table of humanities virtues and vices. I’ve only got the bad ones here, but it’s nice to note that there are good ones still available.
Two rows at the bottom of the table include selflessness, activism and honesty. They make up the rare earth and radioactive elements, but it’s nice to know they’re still there.
This is another great piece of work by the folks at Dorothy. My only criticism is that things like war, racism, sexism and torture should be moved to the halogen group, because they’re the most devastatingly reactive of the whole bunch.
Women in science!
Honouring Marie Curie, Grace Hopper, Rosalind Franklin, Ada Lovelace, Barbara McClintock and Maria Mitchell
Kapil Baghat is at it again! After his previous round of minimalist typographic tributes to great scientists (which were, admittedly, a bit male-centric) took the interwebs by storm, he’s just added this set of women in science.
Which team do you play for, physicists?
I like these simple text creations from likeaphysicist. Clean, bright, happy physics.
Star Charts of Hollywood
A delightful piece of astronomy crossed with film history, this star chart maps the constellations of Hollywood’s Golden Age, connecting its brightest stars just like we do with cosmic burning balls of gas. They’ve also got one for modern Hollywood.
Available for sale via UK design studio Dorothy, who have some really great periodic table, light and color, and map-related art on their site.