Sunday, July 10, 2011
The Big Picture: History of the Universe Poster Goes Online
Lately I've been showcasing some old creations on this blog. In the past, I took on much larger projects than I have time to do now. Or maybe I'm just too lazy to create something new. In any case, this is a poster I made a few years ago. Yes, it's a timeline of the whole universe--like I said, I took on larger projects back then. Anyway, I had about a thousand of these printed up. I've sold almost all of them, and I made a satisfying return on my investment. I used to ship these all over the world (especially to Australia. The Aussies loved them for some reason). These days, though, I sell so few that it isn't really worth my time to ship them. Buying mailing tubes, standing in line at the post office, getting emails from people in Romania whose poster was lost between here and there--it's a bit of a pain. So, I'm setting it free...at least in electronic form. It's available at www.worldviewposters.com.
If you happen to be interested in perusing a visual overview of the history of the universe (and who isn't, right?) you can click on the picture to open up PDF versions of the individual timelines. I recommend zooming in to at least 125%. You may want to start at the third timeline, which shows the full age of the universe, and then going backward and forward from there. The first timeline deals with the big bang, and it's much more intimidating than the other ones.
Hope you enjoy it, and thanks to all the people who bought a copy!