"The Patternists specialized in cerebral asymmetry. With grossly expanded right-brain hemispheres, they were highly intuitive, given to metaphors, parallels, and sudden cognitive leaps. Their inventive minds and quick, unpredictable genius had given them a competitive edge at first. But with these advantages had come grave weaknesses: autism, fugue states, and paranoia. Patternists grew out of control and became grotesque webs of fantasy." - Bruce Sterling Schismatrix Plus
16 October 2011
Some Science Illustration
I'm so into scientific illustration. These two are some simple concepts, for the wee people among us. Infographics and educational material are really interesting design problems. Seems to pull from many perceptual faculties at once. You can never talk to yourself. Always from the point of view of someone who wants to learn. Very similar process to designing any layout actually. And these days, you have to keep up a variety of aesthetics to keep visual interest. So I went pirate mappy with the map concepts. With the fossils, I wanted something more museum display. Sometimes a clean presentation is a nice background to a rather dirty old subject.