6th of June 2019 – Moscow-based design company Art. Lebedev Studio have released a new Periodic Table which can be adapted for any task. Create your own Periodic Table now, for free and just for your needs.
Since 1869, Mendeleev’s periodic law has been widely regarded as one of the most groundbreaking advances in our understanding of the laws of nature. Used around the world in classes, lecture halls, and laboratories, the periodic table helps us to understand the elements that make up our world – and the relationships between them.
Despite this, people have never been able to agree on which information the perfect table should include. What may be useful in a professional context, for example, would be unbearably complex for a student. On the other hand, showing each element’s characteristics in full would make the table almost impossible to navigate. This often results in an awkward compromise between showing the specifics required for a certain task and maintaining a degree of simplicity.
Art. Lebedev Studio made an adaptable table which lets users compare values, reveal patterns, and make their own discoveries. If a student only needs to see the element symbols, they can simply omit the other parameters. If someone wants to find out which country discovered the most elements, they can include the flags of each nation’s achievements (spoiler: it’s the UK with 24).
As well as liberating scientists from the limitations of fixed tables, the Studio also focused on improving the table’s appearance. Designers came up with a clean, readable typeface which makes each element almost feel like a standalone design. They also made it highly adaptable, allowing users complete control over everything from nomenclature to background and cell colours.
With over 100 000 permutations, users are sure to find the right table for them – whether they are a lab technician, lecturer, or student. High resolution tables can be created, downloaded, and shared for free at https://periodic.artlebedev.ru.
Established in Moscow in 1995, Art. Lebedev Studio is the only studio in the world which designs
for products, cities, graphics, websites, interfaces, packaging, typefaces, custom patterns, and
books – all under one roof.