July 25, 2010

Periodic Update

I’ve recently come across several periodic table-style infographics lately, though none of them seem to do justice to the Periodic Table of Elements, which is organized, well, scientifically—by nuclear protons and valence electrons. Thus, the biggest problem with arranging curses, typefaces and Mad Men trivia in the iconic castle-shaped schematic is simply the fact that Mendeleev’s original diagram is organized by the realities of the physical world—where the empirical properties of the elements dictate their atomic numbers and layout—while none of the data tabulated in the following infographics has a similar logic flow.

periodic-table-of-swearing-uk-by-modern-toss-via-boingboing

periodical-typeface-table-via-twbe

Periodic Table of Mad Men

One more for good measure (I guess this trend dates back to this March): The Periodic Table to End All Periodic Tables

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