Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Gentleman's Cane: An I.S.S. Commission

This Super Ball walking stick was commissioned for the venerable Wendell G. Freeland, Esq.  
An attorney and civil rights advocate, Mr. Freeland is a true gentleman.  This custom Sphaeralogical cane shares his grace and sophistication with just a bit of whimsy.















Monday, January 30, 2012

Early Super Ball© Advertisements: More Balls!!!! More Fun!!!

Okay...

The Founders wrote that copy, but it fits this latest vintage vid, because the commercial shows new models of Wham-O Super Balls© on the market.

Super, SUPER BALLS, Dice Balls, etc.

No escaping the fun and versatility of this rubber orb!!

Just shows how early the potential for this product was realized.....

- The Founders

I.S.S. in the Real World 3

Hey Y'all!

That's what the Sphaeralogists from the South say.

But I use it here today, because we are thrilled to show you another photo of the Sphaeragemmae in the real world.

This photo was submitted by Casey and shows how well the latest necklace lies on Jenny's neck.

Here it is:


There is one more of these two-of-a-kind chokes left, so jump while you can.

Cheers,

The Founders


Monday, January 23, 2012

I.S.S. in the Real World 2

Hey Folks,

Here are some more Super Ball© fans rockin' the I.S.S. Tees and Jewelry.  Sphaeralogy seems to be the new trend for 2012!

 - The Founders



                Monica considers a world without Super Balls©.        Jorge rocks his tee like the king of the LES. 


The hottest fashion accessory since the feather extension!!! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Early 1960's Super Ball© TV Commercial!


"Super Ball© actually bounces over a house!!!"

Enjoy this vintage Super Ball© commercial from Wham-O from the 1960's.  If not the first commercial, it is one of the earliest.

- The Founders



Monday, January 9, 2012

Hypersphaerae cyclolyncurium

Hypersphaerae cyclolyncurium
Amberous Ribbon Core Cyclone Superball

The ancient Greeks gave amber the name lyncurium, believing falsely that the resins were the petrified urine deposits of the lynx.
H cyclolyncurium is so named because of its characteristic resemblance to a sphere of amber with ribbons embedded inside. These balls almost invariably contain striped ribbons of red, blue, yellow, and white that originate from a single point at the base of the mold and swirl within the rubber casing.
These specimens are a rare find today as the process of injecting the mold was  unnecessarily complicated. Modern versions are held within clear casings and do not show the same level of detail.

Photo Courtesy of Lenore M. Edman


Here is an example of a collection of H cyclolyncuirii
in a specimen box by artist Henry J. Simonds.

Photo Courtesy of Steve Smith, 2011

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hypersphaerae aeris


Hypersphaerae aeris
Atmospheric Cyclone Superball

Distinguished by its mix of opaque swirling ribbons, on both the surface and in the core, embedded in a clear, atmospheric sphere.  The overall effect evokes an earth-like quality with the elements of air and water (and sometimes green vegetation) represented.

Year of Original Production Unknown

Photo Courtesy of Lenore M. Edman






A sphaeralogical specimen box created by artist and I.S.S. co-founder Henry J. Simonds

Photo courtesy of Steve Smith, 2011

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I.S.S. Presents the Sphaeragemmae Executive Collection




For the true jewelry connoisseur, the craftsmen at the I.S.S. have created a unique pair of necklaces to grace the necks of the loveliest Sphaeralogists.

These rare pieces are now available.  Only two, one of a kind pieces!

The Founders

I.S.S. Presents the "Sphaeravesti intergalactica"


The sixth and final I.S.S. T-Shirt design has finally been finished and is ready for market.  This one is the icing on the cake.  Perfect for those of you how rock ironic wolf tees or listen to the Klaxons.

Get 'em while they're hot, cause these tees will go!

Cheers,

The Founders