Elemental is an elegant re-design of the Periodic Table of the Elements by Joseph Perry
Perry on his project:
Circular interpretation of the classic Periodic Table, 1869. The print was inspired by my love of both crisp, modern infographics and my every-growing collection of vintage science ephemera. The table is designed to be read from the centre outwards in a clockwise rotation whilst still preserving the function of Mendeleev’s original beauty.
The first thing we had to think about when designing this new table of elements was the data that was to be contained on the tile. Naturally, there is the Element ID and name but what else could we include. Working through some thumbnails, we settled on the cast order, episode number and the actor’s initials.
When working through the first drafts, it was starting to look good, but wasn’t entirely what the original concept we had hoped for delivering. After much research, we were able to find one of the alphabets used in the films, Arabesh, and decided to use that for some of the ancillary data on the tile.
The coloring of the elements comes from variations on Luke and Darth Vader’s light sabers.
FJP: Be still, our nerd hearts.
I love this idea, but Darth Vader as a noble gas? He’s far too reactive.