JOURNAL OF NIKOLA TESLA
"The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence."
- Nikola Tesla
The concept behind this paper sample booklet is centered around Nikola Tesla, a famous scientist, most well known for his invention of the alternating current motor. The first spreads introduce the concept of free, wireless energy, which was the ultimate goal of Tesla's creations. However, to get to such complex ideas, he began much smaller, first creating an alternating current motor, or as its commonly known, an AC motor. At the time, he was competing for viability with Tomas Eddison, who insisted that his DC (direct current) motor was superior. Seeing as most modern motors follow Tesla's version, time eventually decided the victor of that competition. Despite being undermined by Eddison's fame, Tesla was committing his time to more extravagant inventions to benefit and advance all of humanity.
The following spreads depict another famous invention, the Tesla Coil. The first iterations of this design were the groundwork for his later work, essentially being smaller versions of the Wardenclyffe Tower, which is what he claimed would allow the transmission of wireless energy across the globe. The idea of wirelessly transmitting energy gave room for more outlandish creations, such as schematics for an aircraft that looks and acts similar to what is commonly pictured when describing UFOs.