r.theta

Alvy Ray Smith

r.theta

1978, IEEE Computer, All Rights Reserved.

True Seaborn, editor of IEEE Computer, commissioned this cover design for the first issue of the magazine. The background is a visualization of the surface r + q (=theta), where r stands for the radius from the center point and q for the angle around this center. The foreground is one of my graftal plants.

Created on Long Island in 1978.