Periodic table blanket

Made:
2019

Blanket depicting the periodic table of elements, featuring logos of the American Chemical Society, UNESCO, and the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table. Made by Mo’Money & Associates on behalf of the American Chemical Society, Washington DC, USA, 2019.

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s creation of his periodic table, which the United Nations commemorated in a worldwide, year-long celebration: the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT). Featuring the IYPT and UNESCO logos, this periodic table blanket was produced by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to tie in with the celebrations.

Founded in 1876, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society in terms of membership. The blanket has an attractive cream with silver, purple, grey, black and rust colour scheme. The ACS logo, depicting a phoenix rising above a kaliapparat (a kind of chemical apparatus), was designed in 1908 by Tiffany's Jewellers. The ACS have been making periodic table blankets since 2005 as part of a membership recruitment scheme. The blanket illustrates how the periodic has become in the late-20th century a design motif for everyday consumer products – in this case, soft furnishing.

Details

Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
E2019.0319.1
type:
blanket
credit:
American Chemical Society

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