Another fun assignment with Swedish science magazine Forskning & Framsteg (Research & Progress). I have had the pleasure of working with them numerous times in the past year ( 1 + 2 + 3 ) and I learn something new every time. I enjoy the research part of my job almost as much as the designing part. I definitely swam around in Wikipedia until I was wrinkly before even sketching anything for this 6 pager. My favorite part about this series is the unique format of the illustrations, across the spread, floating in the non-rectangular page real estate. Projects like these make me want to take a gig doing all of the illustrations for a Geometry or Physics textbook in Vectorfunk style.
This issue focuses on The Speed Of Light, hence the Einstein portrait (Click Zoom). And 4 other theories that have yet to be proven, but have attracted plenty of curiosity over the years by scholars and Hollywood folk. Wormholes / Preferred Frame / Deformed Special Relativity / Superpositions. Fascinating stuff.
Sabine Hossenfelder – "Physicists are striving to make science fiction into scientific reality. They have developed four different ideas that describe space and time, are compatible with known theory and experiment, and allow travel faster than the speed of light. So far, none of these ideas is ready to supersede Einstein’s Relativity, and we are far from technological realization. But if we ever want to engage in alien communication or space-travel, this is the way to go."