Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BOUNCE! - Making of the Interactives

The resident design gurus at the Children's Museum show prototypes of the interactives that will be featured in the show.

Ball Wave:





Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BOUNCE!: Super-Ball Chandelier

Chief Sphaeralogist, Henry J. Simonds,  was very pleased to collaborate with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's staff designer, Lisa Carvajal, on a one of a kind chandelier.  The 3-tiered piece was installed in the gallery space during BOUNCE! and will be permanently installed in the nursery area of the Museum.  Here are some design renderings and the finished product for your enjoyment.

Commissions of new chandeliers will be considered.


The Founders


Finished Concept Drawing

Early 3D Concept Rendering
Early Concept Rendering Level
HJS Design Concept Sketch
Final 3D Design Rendering

Concept Rendering

Gallery view

Finished Piece

New Merchandise: I.S.S. Super-Ball Caps!

Hey Folks,

We are moving into headwear, so check out these new designs and snatch 'em up before they go.  Limited editions of 48 for both these styles for now.  If they hit, who knows, we may be National!


The Founders

"Exceptional Sphere" Chinese Calligraphy Puff Embroidered Snpaback Cap:

Calligraphy on ETSY




"UNBELIEVABLE ACTION" Royal Blue Snapback Faom Trucker Hat:

Trucker on ETSY




Friday, April 17, 2015

Baller Hat Samples

Hey Folks,

Still working on the Baller hats.  The first run was unsuccessful, so we are using them as testers for the under bill screening and to get some street feedback.  

The text will be lowered to the proper height for hats like this and be centered better.

The under bill screening tests are developing.  As someone new to screen printing, I am using these samples to get it right.  When down.  There will be 25 limited edition black ballers with the under bill prints and 10 red Ballers.

Thanks for your patience.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Hypersphaera variavirgatis

Hypersphaera variavirgatis
Fruit Stripe Superball

This delicious sphere is distinguished by its bright colored stripes, set against a white background.  It is opaque and has a shiny, smooth surface.

Classified on December 29, 2104 by:

Finn, Josie, Maddie x 1, and Jack

Accepted by Chief Sphaeralogist, Henry J. Simonds

Hypersphaera chromomusivum

Hypersphaera chromomusivum
Color Gridded Mosaic Superball

This opaque ball is composed of a variety of colored cells containing multi-colored swirls and lined patterns. The cells are outlined by a grid of green ribbon with a yellow center. The surface is of a satin texture. 

Classified on December 29, 2014 by:

Maddie x 2, Josie, Jack, Theo, and Finn

Accepted by Chief Sphaeralogist, Henry J. Simonds