Kern Center Puzzles

Puzzle 10 Description

A medallion with numbers on it.

Difficulty: Hard

Design Inspiration

I wanted the puzzles to be distributed around the building, encouraging visitors to search for them. It seemed useful to have some way to denote that a puzzle was nearby, and we settled on these ~4" diameter metal medallions. They are made of aluminum and created using a screen printing technique (and other processes) devised by Tom Brown.

When I first proposed this whole puzzle project, I didn't know exactly how many puzzles I would make. After reflecting on the Hampshire seal, I decided that 10 puzzles would be a good number. At the time, I didn't realize that it would require special permission from Hampshire's Board of Trustees to modify the seal for the puzzles, but fortunately they granted us permission and we were able to integrate the puzzle elements with the Hampshire seal.


If you have any questions or comments, or would like to verify your answer to this puzzle, feel free to email me any time.
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