Kasia Jackowska’s Drawing Mathematics series whimsically illustrates various mathematical concepts as part of a project done for a brochure published by the University of Warsaw. Simple and sweet, these drawings add creativity to convention, using principles and formulas as her inspiration, and stylized animals as her muses. Can you recognize all the concepts?
See many more drawings and paintings by Jackowska at her website here.
- Erin Saunders
The artist has a Tumblr, too.
And now I have a new unattainable goal in life: playing in sawdust with elephants.
TERMS OF VENERY
What’s your favorite term of venery? We enjoy of a shrewdness of apes, though a kindle of kittens is always nice to have around the house.
I never get tired of these. A drift of hogs! An exaltation of larks!
Thanks so much to everyone who submitted ideas, voted, campaigned for team Mancestor, and just generally got involved in this science-y silliness.
What, you’ve never seen a couple of ancient placental mammals face off on the red carpet before? Well there’s a first time for everything.
For the past two weeks you’ve been voting on names for the fuzzy little creature who spawned us all. There are only two names left. Get in there and vote!
The African crested rat chews the roots and bark of a highly toxic tree, and then smears the lethal mixture on its specially adapted fur. Any animals that attack receive a mouthful of potentially deadly poison.
platypus © sarah esteje
So friendly-looking, you’d never suspect it is one of the select few venomous mammals on this weird planet.