Heaven and Earth

Heaven and Earth

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Inspiration has always struck me as a sort of cheesy, cloying word. I get it, and it’s critical to the creative process. Hell, it’s critical to living. But the word itself makes me think of those dire “You Can Do It” motivational posters tacked up in dreary office break rooms. So, in place of inspiration, I offer you stimulation, or in the tradition of one of the first online zines, stim.

Heaven and Earth rocks. I looked at if for hours the other night at a friend’s place. It’s not the kind of book I’d pick up normally, but it blew me away. The colors, textures and patterns are just incredible – its images span from the ultra-microscopic (yea, that’s a scientific term, ok?) all the way through to the billions and billions of stars end of the continuum. All the photographs are of things unseen by the naked eye – it’s amazing – the order, the symmetry and beauty, and the complexity that exists at every level. I love when design takes it’s cues from natural organic forms, and this book is certainly rich fodder if you’re looking to move in that direction

I’m sure a lot of you have seen and/or heard of this book. If you’ve seen it and dismissed it as a cheesy coffee table book, reconsider. There’s a full size hardcover version and a wee one too.