Still Making Prototypes
It has been quiet on the project as prototypes take time shipping from overseas. If you are curious, here is a recent prototype that is too dark. The art is... Read more
Planetary Blocks Tee Round 03 and a Box Sketch
Here is the third try at this. I think this may be the clearest way to convey what we are really trying to say. Although I do think it was... Read more
Planetary Blocks Tee Design Round 02
After a bit of feedback, I made these changes. Not 100% I like the fleshed out version of all four yet. Part of the confusion on the last version might... Read more
A Planetary Blocks T-Shirt
Was thinking of the whole “Planetary” thing and came up with this idea for a tee.
What does everyone think? I am open to suggestions from campaign backers. See below for... Read more
An Excellent Close to the Campaign and New Prototypes
Thanks to The Planetary Society for closing out the campaign with another email blast! That really put us higher than we expected to be just a week ago. Thanks to... Read more
We are over 70K — so this is officially happening. Looking forward to finalizing side one and starting side two!
Stretch Goal: A Huge Fold-Out Supplemental
With only so much room on each block, we are excited to produce a foldout supplemental poster to expand on the research and data we used to create the set.... Read more
We Made Images of Old Prototypes Look Like New!
I thought it might be fun to share this with all the backers.
Kickstarter suggested that more “environmental” images of the set shown in real locations could help boost support... Read more
A Designer’s Work is Never Done
We have been wanting to produce a mock-up of a larger pile of the blocks and discovered something upon completion—that it seemed a bit too busy to us.
Before this... Read more
Art for Prototype #5
Here is the art file for prototype #5 which was sent today. I hope to post images of the result in a maybe two weeks.
That is a whole lot... Read more
Planetary Blocks In Depth Review by Emily Lakdawalla
All the science included on our project was reviewed first by Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor at The Planetary Society. In many cases, some of this information was almost common knowledge... Read more
Distances Explainer Video and a New Shuttle/ISS T-shirt
Here is the video explainer for the week. This time covering probably the most complicated side to understand. Planetary locations and distances in our Solar System.
Kind of related/unrelated... Read more
Explainer Video for Planetary Blocks: Scales
We are going to feature a new explainer video for each side every week. Starting with the side for planetary scales.
This is one of the most satisfying sides... Read more
We Are So Very Funded!
SO MANY THANKS
This thanks is overdue. We would have posted sooner except we had a three-day event in Washington DC to prepare for and attend. So much time has... Read more