December 18th, 2010

designer snowstorm

“A careful study of this internal structure not only reveals new and far greater elegance of form than the simple outlines exhibit, but by means of these wonderfully delicate and exquisite figures much may be learned of the history of each crystal, and the changes through which it has passed in its journey through cloudland. Was ever life history written in more dainty hieroglyphics!” (Duncan Blanchard, 1970)

There’s a whole database of meticulously catalogued snowflake forms at the Schwerdtfeger Library

(via designsquish).


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