At SOFI we are collaborating with two scientists/entrepreneurs to write an Op-Ed piece for the research journal Chem. We need a graphic to go along with this piece. We are looking for it to appear timeless and convey the idea of progress through strategic/specific interactions with various other industries/markets. Incorporation of a sense of motion or dynamic behavior would be great. A perceived interplay between the solar fuel industry and the other industries ("Scientific specifications" section) should be clear.
Our initial concept involved gears, like in an analog wrist watch, with labels on each gear (or on the rods/axles that connect various gears). The different cogs and wheels on different levels and of different sizes all work together to advance the hands of the clock really speaks to us and the concept we are looking to illustrate.
We are NOT committed to this clock representation, please feel free to move beyond this concept!
-a central object that represents solar fuels, other industries are additional objects that interact/interconnect with each other AND the solar fuels object.
-labels are applied in a subtle timeless way - around edges, embossed, engraved...
-convey the idea of motion
-wrist watch mechanism
-gears and cogs
-central hub with bi-directional pathways
Associated words: interdependent, interacting, interconnected, influencing, actionable, integrated, innovative, disrupting, novel, driving, pathways, markets, trailblazing, routes…
RBG color scheme
White or Transparent background
EPS or Adobe formatted file available as finished product
Both a rectangle and square image shape
At least 300 dpi resolution
Font Avenir or Arial
Below are the 5 additional markets (objects) that we see the "solar fuels" field interacting with. Examples of each market are provided in parentheses () - there is not need to include these examples, but please include the market/objects name, as to better identify each interaction. Please reach out with any questions!
-Central/main object: Solar fuels
-Market 1: Chemicals (examples: catalysis, coatings, plastics, fertilizers, electrorefining, on-site gas…)
-Market 2: Consumer products (examples: carbon neutral legos, on-site gas, indoor air quality…)
-Market 3: Energy (examples: PV, hydrogen, storage, renewable fuels…)
-Market 4: Efficiency (examples: wastewater treatment, indoor air quality, hydrogen cooling, corrosion prevention…)
-Market 5: Carbon Dioxide Capture (examples: scrubbing technology, concentration, Direct Air Capture (DAC), industrial flue gas…)