design that matters

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Geometry at work: Orbital Resonance, Sound and Water

Richard Proctor, Old and New Astronomy, 1892

What men recognized then in the movements of the heavenly bodies is true now and true for all time. And even in dealing with the limited knowledge and the imperfect methods of ancient astronomers, we need not hesitate to consider these movements as they are now recognized and understood.

Ernst Chladni, Die Akustic, 1802

Nodal lines of vibrating circular or polygonal  plates, according to Chladni and Savart.The breakthrough work acquired a status of foundational work of a new scientific field and earned him a title of “father of acoustics”. It was the first systematic description of the vibrations of elastic bodies.

Snowflake Man

Wilson Alwyn “Snowflake” Bentley (February 7, 1865 – December 23, 1931), is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimated.

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Geometry at work: Maxwell, Escher and Einstein

Maxwell’s diagram

from the 1821 “A Philosophical Magazine”, showing the rotative vortexes of electromagnetic forces, represented by hexagons and the inactive spaces between them

The impossible cube

invented in 1958, as an inspiration for his Belvedere litography.

Geometry of space-time

The three dimensions of space and the dimension of time give shape to the fourth, that of space-time.

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Please bear with me and read what happened. I am absolutely shocked.. So Milklim Japan has decided to sell t-shirts that have my stolen illustration printed on them. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY… Yes MILKLIM!!!

I’m not sure if they bought these shirts supplied from Taobao or if they directly lifted my design, but it doesn’t matter they continue to support art theft.

Many people including myself have commented on Milklim’s Instagram and so far they have been ignoring us and so far HAVE NOT RESPONDED. I even tried to contact them via Twitter, I received no response. They have not reached out to contact me, they have not done anything. They are just keeping this up and not responding to comments in both English and Japanese (they have no excuse they CAN read it)

I’m just absolutely floored right now, you all know me on this blog I’ve been loving and supporting Milklim for years. I have always had a dream to design and illustrate in Japan for Harajuku brands, but I can’t be there right now. But it doesn’t matter, my ideas are still being stolen by Japanese brands. My dream feels like a lie. And the integrity and creativity of Harajuku nowadays seems to be fading fast.

Please reblog this. Please spread the message. I’m only 1 small artist and I can’t do this alone. Because stuff like this keeps happening including aliexpress and a Shibuya 109 store that stole my art in 2016… I am NO LONGER posting or making art. I’ve stopped. Because I’m heartbroken. I’m sorry everyone.

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Couldn’t decide whether I liked the original better so I decided to stop worrying about it and just post both…

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Geometry at work: Euclid, Vignelli and Betts

Geometrical illustration

Geometrical representation meant to visually aid geometric definitions and axioms, in the attempt to eliminate possible error in transcribing the message from one scribe to another.

Print Standard

For Vignelli, the print standard is o conscious contribution to the environment. When choosing the format of a publication, one must take account of the impact on trees or pollution.

Geometry of consciousness

The spiral lines of experience or memory encircling the form of consciousness.