Nice work. Can you spot your city in these?
where in inishowen is there snow on mountains
or is that white just a high concentration of sheep
What the fuck was with Jennifer holy shit
Limits of the Human Body by Soda Pop Avenue
Credit goes to SPA, but I wanted this here for a writer’s reference. This way we know exactly how far we can push our characters ;)
remember when i spent hours and hours making this adderall was cool
it is cool still cool chartBRAIN INTENSIFIES
Infographic: Movie Franchise Lexicon
Remake or reboot or reimagination or retcon? Empire sorts it out.
whomever made this
wtf is up with chile look at it
that’s no way to run a country
that’s not a country that’s a conga line
dancing lessons in the streets of seattle
These are around the corner from the shop I work at, it’s always funny seeing people occasionally trying out the steps in the sidewalk
For anyone who needs boat references for art or fic.
or is interested
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.
Wonderfully retro math illustrations! They remind me of Oliver Byrne’s illustrated version of Euclid’s Elements of Geometry, which you can tour online.
Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault — the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it. If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59 p.m. — one second. And if human history itself spans 24 hours from one midnight to the next, 14 minutes represents the time since Christ.
To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines — each timeline contains all the previous timelines (colors will help you see which timelines are which). All timeline lengths are exactly accurate to the amount of time they’re expressing.
A note on dates: When it comes to the far-back past, most of the dates we know are the subject of ongoing debate. For these timelines, it’s cumbersome to put a ~ sign before every ancient date or an asterisk explaining that the date is still being debated, so I just used the most widely accepted dates and left it at that.
Map of named colours by László Kozma
A visualization of ALL named colours, around 2600 names.
Let’s talk how you want your graphic design/illustration/commission…
This also applies in every possible way to translation.
Slate presents an amazing, interactive digital version of Olaus Magnus’ 1539 Carta Marina, a chart that portrays the sea as teeming with monsters…
When the chart was made, in the early years of the Age of Exploration, there was a lingering belief in the existence of griffins, unicorns, dragons, the phoenix, the monstrous races, and a host of other unnatural creatures. Modern science was in its infancy. Although adherents to the direct observation of nature would soon challenge hearsay and tradition and begin to classify animal life, at the time the medieval imagination was still free to shape its own forms of the natural world. The chart’s giant lobster gripping a swimmer in its claws, a monster being mistaken for an island, and a mast-high serpent devouring sailors would have represented actual fears of the unknown deep.
Those and Olaus’ other fanciful sea beasts are not mere decorations to fill empty spaces. Nor are they only visual metaphors for dangers lurking in the sea. Intended as representations of actual marine life, they are identified in the map’s key.
Click through to Slate to explore the stories of each creature, and read more on the chart’s origins…