Derby #226: Math in Nature
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The Original Matrix

The Original Matrix
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dreadwood


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As awesome as this is, I don't think I would wear it on a shirt. I wish it was better integrated instead of just being a box. Awesome art though.

axphw1


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rachelick


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axphw1 wrote:Why does it appear to start with 1.61 not 3.14?


It's phi, not pi. Phi is the golden mean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio) which is related to the Fibonacci sequence.

paigeg


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How many times is my head going to explode as I browse subs tonite? I said no one should know pi to the thousands in another sub thread. Well, it follows no one should know phi to that extent, either.
I do tend to agree with the 'boxy' comment. It seems even more pronounced here with the green, than in that other sub in yellow. Not sure why. Size? Dunno.
I don't know if it would work, but I'd like to see this tied in negative on grass or kelly. Maybe use the shirt color plus halftones for the numbers, with a black under-layer in the shape of the overall nautilus design. Huh. Like I said, dunno if it would work but it looks good in my head.

paigeg


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paigeg wrote:I do tend to agree with the 'boxy' comment.

I had to back up and come back to this one, after some thought. I realize that, in this sub and the other I mentioned, it's likely the artist is also intending to represent the golden ration in the rectangle. But, IMHO, hard-edged rectangular designs - no matter how mathematically perfect - do not make for eye-pleasing tee designs. Hence my wish this was rendered in the nautilus shape, rather than a box.
Don't you just hate when folks reply to their own posts?

elankat


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I like the design itself, but it looks really bad on the shirt blank.

ckingphotos


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rachelick wrote:It's phi, not pi. Phi is the golden mean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio) which is related to the Fibonacci sequence.


Thank you it is annoying when people don't get that.Phi is so much cooler than Pi. This shirt is awesome, and everybody should know it to a thousand places!

sjmatt8


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dreadwood wrote:As awesome as this is, I don't think I would wear it on a shirt. I wish it was better integrated instead of just being a box. Awesome art though.


I agree. The integration of the nautilus pattern is cool, but the box kills it. I'd say just go with the nautilus shell shape if there wasn't already one like that in the fog...

madcow217


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sjmatt8 wrote:I agree. The integration of the nautilus pattern is cool, but the box kills it. I'd say just go with the nautilus shell shape if there wasn't already one like that in the fog...



I agree, it's pretty cool, box the box shape kinda sucks. I agree with the just the nautilus design, or maybe even a circle around the nautilus. In any case, I'd buy it if they did away with the "box".

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