The Cosmic Egg







An age old question for civilisations past and present is how the universe came to being. These questions remain science’s great challenge.

Even today’s prevailing thinking regarding the Big Bang Theory is in an iterative state, with the recent developments concerning Cosmic Inflation: the theory of the exponential expansion of space in the early universe. The Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) project revealed last year that there may have further evidence to support the theory of instantaneous expansion.

Before technology and Ivy League scientists, ancient civilisations had their own theories. Several cultures such as the Hindus, Egyptians, Chinese and Greeks identified with the Cosmic Egg theory that believes the universe to have hatched from a primordial egg. A theory dating as far back as 1500-1600BC.

Taking inspiration from the Cosmic Egg theory – and his own belief in how the universe was formed – Barcelona based illustrator and motion designer Dani Aristizábal created Cósmica y sus huevos for La Monda magazine.

Dani has produced a bold graphic ensemble and playful interpretation of cosmological events, as well as creating a call-to-action for all time and space enthusiasts wishing to find out more about this ancient theory.

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