Saturday, March 24, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond!

Infinity. When you have a scientific family infinity not only relates to the love abounding, surrounding and grounding. It relates to the actual definition of the term.

infinity [ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪ]
n pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being infinite
2. endless time, space, or quantity
3. an infinitely or indefinitely great number or amount
4. (Physics / General Physics) Optics Photog a point that is far enough away from a lens, mirror, etc., for the light emitted by it to fall in parallel rays on the surface of the lens, etc.
5. (Physics / General Physics) Physics a dimension or quantity of sufficient size to be unaffected by finite variations
6. (Mathematics) Maths the concept of a value greater than any finite numerical value
7. (Mathematics) a distant ideal point at which two parallel lines are assumed to meet Symbol (for senses 4-7) ∞
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

And so, when a jewellery range is named after such concept, in our family it is expected to be accurate a representation.

Michael Hill have released the Infinitas Collection. The infinity sign is considered an integral part of the design.

Michael Hill Infinitas Collection

BUT, it is NOT the infinity sign. The infinity sign looks like this:

NOT this:

Michael Hill Infinitas Collection

Or, as in one of my favourite designer's creations, this:

Copyright Uberkate

(Sorry UberKate, but it is not infinity, it is a squiggle)

Or, if you are going to persist in your desire to design an infinity range, look at these:

THAT is the infinity symbol.

But thanks for the laugh... All three of my boys chuckle with amusement when ever they see these designs.

A still giggling...


Jen R said...

Here here....its not that hard to get the symbol right!

Anonymous said...

I believe they call that "artistic license". C

Anonymous said...

Yes....symbols are created by us, and it is up to us to interpret them in our own way...It is not "facts" we are dealing with but creativity.
That too is an important lesson for Kids.... freedom to create and interpret in their own way.
The four Rules for Creativity:
1. Only say something positive and encouraging about another persons art.
2. Only say something positive and encouraging about your own artwork.
3. Never say I cant't but I'll try.
4. Everything be the ones to change it:-).