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Kaycie D. Illustrates Each Element of the Periodic Table as People



Kaycie D. calls her thesis project Elements – Experiments in Character Design. In order to complete it for her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art, she completed a character design and factoid for each of the 112 named elements in the periodic table. And lest you think those elements have been written in stone, two elements that remained un-named when she finished her project in 2011 have been named since: Flerovium and Livermorium. With 112 drawings to choose from, it might not be surprising that it was hard to narrow them down to just a few for a post. But believe me, it was harder than even that. There’s some very cool designs in here, so you should definitely check out the tag page of her blog that features all of her elements.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/darbi.macy Darbi Macy

    Hey, just a thing I learned recently: fac·toid (fktoid)
    n.
    1.
    A piece of unverified or inaccurate information that is presented in
    the press as factual, often as part of a publicity effort, and that is
    then accepted as true because of frequent repetition: “What one misses finally is what might have emerged beyond both facts and factoidsa profound definition of the Marilyn Monroe phenomenon” (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).
    2. Usage Problem A brief, somewhat interesting fact.

  • Anonymous

    Re: Gadolinium — Is that you, Delirium of the Endless?

  • http://seriousgigglesblog.tumblr.com/ Kimberley

    She also has them posted on a Tumblr! http://kcd-elements.tumblr.com/

  • Lumpybutt33

    Wozer Schnowzers!! thats allot of bad as drawing. That girls a wizz.

  • http://twitter.com/LauraTruxillo Laura Truxillo

    I need this on a poster.

    I don’t even know anything about chemistry. But I do love some spiffy character design.

  • http://twitter.com/MaryKateClark Marykate Clark

    Praseodymium is my fav among these.

  • Anonymous

    Got me some elemental covetousness going on here.

  • http://twitter.com/shuttercatt Emerald White

    AHHH CHEMISTRY! These are amazing! Brings me back to High School Chemistry, and forward to my current illustration classes. :3

  • tea

    Flat. Out. Amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ImCrystalLynn Crystal Lynn

    These designs would be fantastic as an art poster for high school and beginning college courses. I certainly may have remembered details regarding the elements better if I had a face to put them to. Plus, as other people have already noted, these are wonderful designs!