The Golden Ratio

There is a formula for beauty that has been handed down to us which is known as the Golden Ratio, also called the Golden Mean or Golden Section (in Latin sectio aurea). It is the aesthetically perfect proportion, and a root principle in all traditional European architecture, painting, sculpture, and music. Two quantities are in the Golden Ratio if their ratio is the same as that of their sum to the larger of the two quantities, and in an equation form, it looks like this: a/b = (a+b)/a = 1.6180339887498948420 …

The Golden Ratio appears in patterns in nature, in the spiral arrangements of leaves, pine cones, shells, and the human body. It is the ratio to which each part relates to the sum of those parts.

It was the Pythagoreans who arrived at our earliest recorded concept of the fundamental nature of numbers.

Birthday card’s of doom

I have a whole series now of high adventure birthday cards. They seem to get more violent and elaborate with each passing year. Still, the kids like ’em. Beats buying another throwaway generic card made in China and utterly meaningless.


Experimenting with ‘gaslight’ style illustration

I did this for myself recently and have a few more in the pipeline. I have a few other businesses and ideas and I can’t put a label on something unless it is aesthetic.  I hope to do more of these and get more into the calligraphy part and doing it real neat. If anyone feels they might be interested in a logo or label of this style let me know.