War Of Currents

June 13, 2017

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense. (Nikola Tesla)

Between the 80’s and 90’s of the 1800’s there has been a great debate about electricity and the best way to use it.

Thomas Edison was the man who developed the Direct Current (DC)  and has been the first to apply electricity for productivity and not for doing magic tricks. The Direct Current was by far the most amazing invention of the time but it had a huge issue: it was impossible to transmit it at a decent distance from the power generators, due to its own nature. The problem was solved by Nikola Tesla with what it was called Alternating Current (AC) that still today makes it possible to transport electricity almost wherever. Nevertheless Tesla died as a poor, alone man, and his several futuristic theories are starting to be discussed and applied just recently, more than 70 years after his death, not because of lack of present-day technology at the time but just because it was easier – back then like today – to burn oil and fossils instead.

It’s an interesting and pretty dark story and there’s a good article on Wikipedia.

In the end, I thought it was a good idea to take back the AC/DC logo from one of my favorite bands and give it back to those guys to which it really should belong.

Those are the pictures I worked on using Gimp and Inkscape.

AC/Nikola Tesla

DC/Thomas Edison

 

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