Getting excited for that most American of holidays, Super Bowl Sunday? With the admirable goal of combining sport and design, the NBBJ Columbus office created a parametric family accounting for the variation in dimensions for footballs used by the NFL, the NCAA, and other organizations. According to NBBJ, the designer, Kelvin Tam, “used some very interesting tricks and techniques for building the complex forms of the laces, seams and logo.” The family is available to download for further deconstruction.
Here is where you come in, via the Paradigm Shift blog: “Your challenge, should you choose to accept it? Anyone wish to tackle this complex form in the conceptual massing environment or Vasari? Feel free to DM me on Twitter and I will post the results here on gameday. Yes, if you use grasshopper/Rhino you may submit as well, I guess… wink, wink.”