Did you know that they leave scientists in charge of the covers for science journals? Sometimes, they turn to graphic designers and explain to them how a thing works so they can depict it in a catchy image. I am one of such graphic designers. I’m still a little astounded that I had to make all of these design choices and yet communicate with the scientist about how it all worked together and what it all meant. Complex doesn’t necessarily mean beautiful. And, beautiful doesn’t always equate to meaning.
This isn’t the cover. This is what happened when extrude/revolve tool accidentally took hold of one of my carbon molecules while I was making a sheet of graphene in Illustrator. #glitchart