Behind the Artwork
Costume: The Scientist
In our latest instalment of ‘Behind the artwork’ we deep dive into our Scientist costume to reveal the inspiration and easter eggs we’ve hidden in our artwork. Giving historical accuracy to our artwork as we take pride in those small details, that we feel really matters.
For our science lovers some of our detail might be more recognisable than for others. Especially for those of our customers who has a sweet spot for a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the of the most influential physicist of all time – Albert Einstein.
Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”
Now referred to as ‘Einstein’s blackboard’ is blackboard which the physicist used on 16th May 1931 during his lecturers while visiting University of Oxford in England. This blackboard can now be seen in the collection of the Museum of Science in Oxford. If you look closer at our artwork you might notice that ‘the worlds most famous equation’ can be seen written in similar handwriting to Albert Einstein, a nudge to ensuring the small details have historical accuracy.
Although Einstein rarely wore a lab coat whilst lecturing, we thought it would be a nice nod to Chemists as we wanted our costume to have wider appeal across science as a discipline.
The bow tie coupled with shirt and suit jacket beneath hints towards early 19th century and Einstein was photographed wearing a bow tie in 1935 at Princeton, we felt like this would be in keeping with Einstein as a inspiration for a science costume.
This costume is for the dog that seems to have figured out that some treats have been split in half – by conducting an experiment of how the number of treats have doubled but the mass halved. Or for the owner who has a sweet spot for science.