The Periodic Table Of The Elements Of Adventure

handwritten text: The Periodic Table Of The Elements Of Adventure: A @Semi_Rad Chart

Handwritten text: Sometime last fall, I was out trail running in the mountains and I got caught in a little wind and rain, and I started thinking about being out in “the elements.” Handwritten text: “The elements” being one way we refer to weather. There are many different definitions of “element,” and as I kept running, my face getting stung by wind-whipped raindrops, I thought about the definition that means “ingredient.” Like the elements of a good novel, or restaurant, or song, for example. Handwritten text: And then I started thinking about some of the elements of an adventure, or a good day in the outdoors: Trails, Sweat, Dirt, Rocks, Trees, Curiosity, Sunsets Handwritten text: The list got really long, and I started thinking about The Periodic Table of Elements, which I damn near had memorized during my high school chemistry class. What about making a “Periodic Table of the Elements of Adventure”? I bet I could think of 118 “elements of adventure.” Handwritten text: So I sat down and and started making a list. [photo of hand-drawn list on graph paper] Handwritten text: And then I drew a periodic table and tried to figure out where to put everything. [photo of periodic table drawn on graph paper] Handwritten text: I thought it might make a fun poster, so I spent a good chunk of a week drawing the whole thing on my iPad.

 

In July, I had the folks at LKMNDD make 200 12-inch by 16-inch prints, and when they arrived, I signed, numbered, and dated them.

signature on numbered first edition of The Periodic Table Of The Elements of Adventure

numbered first edition of The Periodic Table Of The Elements of Adventure

Handwritten text: That limited print run of 200 signed posters is now available, and you can get one for your wall, (or for a gift) by clicking here before they’re all gone. I had a lot of fun making these, and if you end up with one, I hope it reminds you of good memories or future dreams every time you see it.

—Brendan

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