It is no secret that we absolutely love the periodic table – and variations of it. We’ve covered quite a lot of periodic table-related things – from the periodic table of heavy metals to the periodic table of swearing (NSFW). This time, we’re on the safe side with the Cartoon Periodic Table.
It’s the creation of the guys at Cocobee, who have some cool, kid-friendly designs. Don’t get me wrong – kid-friendly they may be, but these designs will appeal to adults of all ages as well.
You don’t have to be a scientist or Chemistry major to enjoy The Cartoon Periodic Chart poster. College professor, children’s animations instructor, and freelance artist Zak Zych created this magical cartoon version of the Periodic Chart. Undeniably compelling and no doubt inviting, the artistic work that went into each of the 118 elements of the Cartoon Periodic Chart is both whimsical and sophisticated. Bold confident lines and poppy bright colors define the various elements, such as Thorium (Th is element 90 on the chart), which is represented as the square-jawed head of Thor, complete with Nordic horned-helmet atop his golden pate.
Another striking example of the artist’s creativity and quirkiness is Iodine (I is element 53 on the chart), denoted by a giant blue eyeball (I), which is “dining” on a huge carrot (a vegetable know for enhancing vision) or Argon ( Ar is element 18 on the chart), illustrated by a vibrant angry bearded pirate “speaking pirate” -ARG!! Ergo.. Argon, and forevermore an association is made between the visual images and the elements themselves cementing in ones memory the elements of the Periodic Chart. Where can you find the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the Norse god Thor, and the mummy who guards the tomb all working together to teach the basics of chemistry? The answer is CocoBee’s Cartoon Periodic Chart!
The original cartoon periodic chart was developed to inspire people to see the building blocks of the universe and the periodic table in a fun new way. Because of the overwhelming excitement around the original cartoon periodic chart we created a first 18 elements posters design for the younger crowd. Younger kids get a head start in learning the periodic table with this cute condensed version of the periodic table.
CocoBee integrates art and science into everyday life. And believes we should surround ourselves with the things we love and want to learn about.
The good news is that we’ve partnered up with Cocobee, so that THREE ForeverGeek readers who have a thing for the periodic table AND cartoons can have a 24×36 Cartoon Periodic Table to show off. You can be based anywhere to join this giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment, tweet, and show some social media love to earn entries.
We’re running the giveaway starting today, August 13, until Thursday, August 15. The winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday, August 16. Good luck!