Illustration

Medical Illustration / GNSI Source Books

Biology, Engineering, Illustration, In the press

We just signed up to advertise in the Medical Illustration Source Book, after years of deliberation. It helped that they did a deal with advertising in the Natural Science Source Book too! ¬†Fingers crossed that people love our pretty pictures….

Equinox advert in the Medical Illustration Source Book

Browse the Medical Source Book online (we’re on page 157)
Oh, and here’s us in the GNSI Natural Science source book too (2 pages!):

Equinox advert in GNSI source book
Equinox advert in GNSI source book

Browse the Natural Science Source Book online (we’re on pages 16-17):

Synaesthesia illustration for Ionic Magazine

Biology, Illustration, In the press

Synaesthesia
Ionic Magazine is an online publication, which aims to bridge the gap between science and art, by pairing up science writers and illustrators to create an engaging publication full of creativity and imagination.
We produced an illustration for Issue 4, to accompany an article on synaesthesia, which is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. For example, sounds may be perceived as inherently coloured. In this representation, headphones show sound visually in purple. Other types of synaesthesia include attaching shapes and colours to different tastes and the personification of numbers, days, months and letters.

Synaesthesia
Read Issue 4
See our illustration on Flickr

Illustrations of synthetic biology for Synberc

Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Illustration

We produced a series of illustrations based around three key papers on synthetic biology for Synberc.  These are designed to communicate some of the key aspects of synthetic biology:


1-Illustration showing the concept of yeast cells as a chemical factory, which highlights one of the main uses of synthetic biology – harnessing cellular mechanics to our own purposes.

 


2-Illustration showing an anlogy of “survival of the fittest” with respect to genetic engineering. Multiple genes can be tweaked with each bacterium taking different combination – the most successful at each stage are selected and the process repeated. This guided randomness tests many mutations at once, and allows selection of desired traits e.g. increased production of a desired product within the bacterium.

 


3-Illustration showing the concept of how synthetic biology can be used to create analogies to electronic circuits, whereby the presence or otherwise of chemical inputs can drive a logic circuit, resulting in an action within the cell (e.g. colour change, production of a chemical marker, etc). Simple AND, NOT, and OR gates can be made and combined to produce useful results.