Minimal science

March 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

When minimalism expresses the essence of meaning, design comes to honor the pioneering work of some of the world’s most famous scientists. From Darwin’s theory of evolution to Pythagoras’ theorem and Archimedes’ principle, Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat creates clever typographic posters of scientists’ names based on each genius’s breakthrough discovery.

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Darwin, the rock star

July 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

Rene Descartes, a pop idol and Charles Darwin, the rock star. That’s how graphic designer Simon Bent decided to re-popularise some of the greatest scientists in history. In his series of illustrations Science vs. Delirium, he renders these iconic figures in the kinds of psychedelic patterns and colors, just like in 1960s acid-rock posters.

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The evolution of the theory of evolution

May 13, 2011 § 4 Comments

Darwin published six different editions of his Origin of the Species in his lifetime. After the huge impact of the first edition, he tried to incorporate corrections, modifications and replies to criticism in every single later edition. Starting, of course, with the addition of “the Creator” on the second edition. In fact, the first edition was approximately 150,000 words and the sixth was a whooping 190,000 words. That is to say, the theory of evolution itself evolved from the first to the last edition.On the Origin of Species The Preservation of Favoured Traces

Information scientist Ben Fry was based on the complete work of Darwin online to create an impressive online visualization of the changes from one edition to the other. On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured Traces (requires java) color codes every single addition, deletion or change in the original text. Moreover, upon hovering on the color blocks (each representing an edition) you see the actual text that was edited. Playing as a chronological animation you can see every little piece of thought or argument being formed, modified, improved.

You get a little glimpse into the mind of a genius.

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