Tried to do something different from the illustrations today.
Reading Cosmos really changed the way I thought about the world and what lies beyond it. It made me feel small in that good way that you feel small standing next to the Grand Canyon.
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
– Carl Sagan
I love this quote. People are always trying to be cute when you say you made something from scratch. “Did you grow the wheat?” And Carl Sagan went billions and billions of steps farther.
I thought about using a sans-serif font – something that says, “Take me seriously, I’m science.” Then I thought about Carl Sagan and, yes, he wanted to be taken seriously, but there was always something light and friendly about his approach to sharing science with the world. I mean, what a cheeky thing to say.
This typeface makes me think of an old, friendly book. The colors remind me of the old Cosmos book we own, printed in the 80’s.
Oh, and the photo is of a nebula being burned away by new stars being formed in the middle. Or maybe I’m interpreting this wrong.