2011-08-19 12:33:11Button for settled science series
John Cook


Dana requested a button for a series on settled science. Here they are, larger button for within the blog post:

And tiny button for the left margin once the series is started:

I kind of like the simplicity of this design. The inspiration was the look of Newton's Naturalis Principia. I took this grungey background, an old sketch of Newton's orbits and this beautifully grungey old font (using the big character spacing used on the Principia cover). I know most of you probably aren't that interested in how it came together but as an old graphic designer, I get much enjoyment out of this kind of thing so just indulge me :-)

2011-08-19 13:18:23
Dana Nuccitelli

Very nice John!

2011-08-19 13:23:16
John Garrett

Beautiful, in a scientific way.