A Little Present For Coldplay

Gravity, release me, and don’t ever hold me down, now my feet won’t touch the ground (Coldplay, Life In Technicolor II)

Inspired by this nice post and by this cover of a Coldplay’s album:

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I have dared to do this using ggplot, polar coordinates and Google Fonts:

coldplay

Coldplay: feel free to use it for some future album.

library(ggplot2)
library(extrafont)
windowsFonts(Monoton=windowsFont("Monoton"))
butterfly=function(x) 8-sin(x)+2*sin(3*x)+2*sin(5*x)-sin(7*x)+3*cos(2*x)-2*cos(4*x)
opt=theme(legend.position="none",
          panel.background = element_rect(fill="black"),
          panel.grid = element_blank(),
          axis.ticks=element_blank(),
          axis.title=element_blank(),
          axis.text =element_blank())
ggplot(data.frame(x = c(0, 2*pi)), aes(x)) +
  stat_function(fun=butterfly, geom="density", fill="#FC0C54", colour="#FC0C54") +
  coord_polar(start=-pi)+
  geom_text(x=.5, y=-14, colour="turquoise2", family="Monoton", label="COLDPLAY", size=12)+
  geom_text(x=1.5, y=14, colour="turquoise2", family="Monoton", angle=90, label="Up Down Up Down Up Down", size=6)+
  opt

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