It’s a rare thing when a designer’s aesthetic comprises mathematics, art deco and alchemy, lo and behold Steed Griffin, The Eccentric Cryptographer. His portfolio is a thing of beauty that evokes bygone eras. Steed’s Lesser-Known Polygon series epitomizes the union the arts and sciences, the series’ premise is

that no one knows the names of polygons that have more than 8 sides (or heptagon, the one with 7 sides). Not that this is a crime or anything, I mean, how often do you need to know the name of a 13-sided polygon? But I think there’s something beautiful and pure in geometry that we often miss, even if I can’t stand the math involved quite frankly. I thought there might be something worth pursuing in it. And thus, the lesser-known polygon series was born.

You know how I feel about geometry and mathematics, so I won’t beat a dead horse. Geometry is beautiful and The Eccentric Cryptographer has managed to capture and enhance this inherent beauty.

His work can be purchased at his Etsy store and his portfolio/blog can be found here.


About Dapper Alchemist

The Dapper Alchemist is an amalgam of my interests in science, design and (men's) fashion.

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