The Blood and Guts of medical Illustration

The Blood and Guts of medical Illustration

DNA Illustrations is starting a newsletter/news blog in 2015 to keep clients we have done business with up to date with our projects, past and present.

Alex and I have had a busy year so far and we hope your year is moving along as well. Thank you for letting us share some of our past projects and letting you know what we are working on now. We will share our updates two to three times a year as new and exciting projects and events happen.
Completed: The following highlights some of our completed project success stories.
Alex worked with art directors to create a new look for their well-respected, monthly obstetrics and gynecology journal. Wanting to stay away from a darker palette, they created a lighter, fresh look incorporating a finished sketch with focal color for emphasis.
David worked with two editors-in-chief and multiple authors to generate anatomic and cellular icons and 2D animations for McManus and Mitchell’s Pathobiology of Human Disease: A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms. See examples of the animations here or go to our “Animation” page under “Portfolio” on this web site.
Below are examples of the desmosome, fungi, and Drosophila Fly icons.
Current: We are working on and wrapping up several exciting projects at the moment. We hope to be able to share these illustrations with you later this year.
-illustrations demonstrating different permeabilities through a bilipid layer for a physiology lab publication at Case Western Reserve University
-A 2nd edition printing of a 4 volume set on Orthopedic Surgical Techniques
-A patient education-focused 2D animation explaining in vitro fertilization for University College London (UK)
-Finishing up figures for a 5th edition printing of a widely recognized and used cellular immunology book

Anatomy as Art: Alex participated in a fine art gallery event Bone & Blood: Structural Bodies in Motion on September 21, 2013, at Chicago’s Squid3 Gallery. Here is the show overview from the gallery:

Show Overview: Bone & Blood: Structural Bodies in Motion is an exploration of anatomical framework and connectivity. The rigid yet flexible properties of bone provide structure while the continuous flow of blood supplies essential substances to sustain the body. These two sometimes seemingly opposing elements – the frame and the flow – form a dynamic relationship: with each step, breath, and heartbeat, the body, at its most basic, is a structure in constant motion.

Renouncing Temporal Obligations ©Alexandra Baker
Renouncing Temporal Obligations (detail) ©Alexandra Baker
A review here of the show featuring another painting by Alex.

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