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History’s Creative Thinkers in Humorous GIFs and Smart T-Shirts

Tuesday 04.29.2014 , Posted by
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If you’re anything like me, you’re completely obsessed with the creative figures in history. You might find yourself thumbing through Da Vinci sketches late into the night, pondering how he imagined so many world changing ideas before they could even be realized. You might lose yourself for hours down a rabbit hole of Wikipedia exploration initiated by Isaac Asimov’s affinity for small spaces. That’s why I think this series of animated GIFs will not fail to amuse… nor will the exquisite series of T-shirts that inspired them. [Read more…]

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Leading Ladies of Science: A Typographic Tribute

Wednesday 07.10.2013 , Posted by

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To go along with his male-centric scientist minimalist typography series, Kapil Bhagat has added to it some of the most important females in science. With the popularity of his first set- Edison, Einstein, Copernicus, Galileo, Archimedes, Tesla, Darwin, and Pythagoras- he received requests for some of the leading ladies too, so on the anniversary of Marie Curie’s death he released this set. Honoring Marie Curie, Grace Hopper, Rosalind Franklin, Ada Lovelace, Barbara McClintock and Maria Mitchell, Bhagat creatively designs a way to show what each woman is famous for in her name. [Read more…]

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New Simulation Asks: Is This How Our Universe Formed?

Wednesday 08.22.2012 , Posted by

Do you ever wonder how our universe formed? There are many theories and speculations that have been brought to the public consciousness, and while some are generally more accepted than others, the truth is, we don’t really know how our universe came about. Yet, as technology today develops and scientists gain access to a wider range of tools to explore the secrets of our beginnings, new findings shed further light on the history of the universe. [Read more…]

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Famous Scientists Get Psychedelic

Monday 09.26.2011 , Posted by

Like early experiments with LSD in the 1950’s, these colorful illustrations combine scientific pursuits with mind altering states of mind. “Science vs. Delirium” a series of illustrations by graphic designer Simon Bent, was created to re-popularize some of the greatest scientific figures from history, ranging from Marie Curie to Sigmund Freud. The designs focus heavily on the hair and grooming of each individual, playfully mixing in psychedelic patterns reminiscent of the 60’s. See more trippy scientists at volume2a.com. [Read more…]

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