Science, bitches.

  *Two illustrations above by Katie Scott

Do you ever just get in one of those moods where you look at the world around you and just think... shiiiiit? Well I do, and I think it's amazing and inspiring and really bloody mathematical. Like don't you think it's amazing how everything looks? And the fact that butterflies are symmetrical and that the fibonacci sequence is present in flowers and plants? If not, well that's a bit awkward and this post might not be for you. But if you're like me, a lover of Holby City, Guts, Gore and occasional star-gazing, it may just be. I feel like if I were brainy enough I'd understand science, but the truth is in school it was never my strongest subject. I did applied science because I sucked at exams, but enjoyed coursework. I think if it hadn't have been for the mathematical side of science we would've got on quite well. I would've probably spent all my lessons drooling over scientific books filled with lots of vintage science illustrations, but I saved that for this blog post instead. I've always loved space and the human body, and I think of myself as a doctor every time I watch Holby City (I'm one of those lame people that predicts what treatment is needed). "WE NEED 300MG OF SALINE! SHE'S GOING INTO VF!"

These are some of my favourite science illustrations after having a good old browse on Pinterest for sciency things. I do wish I had some old scientific books, because I'd probably read them as well as look at the pretty pictures. I might actually go down to the free book shop we have in town and see if there are any lying around.
I love the look of scientific illustrations. The detailing is always so precise and this kind of work is miles away from my messy graphic design style, but it's lovely. Since seeing Bombay Bicycle Clubs album artwork for 'A different kind of fix' I have loved this style, especially the work of Katie Scott (who designed the album artwork). I love her muted colour palette that works so well throughout all of her work and ties in with the natural theme. I really wish I was good enough at drawing to be able to do things like this,  but I think I'll just have to accept that I won't be. Ever.

I might try to do a few posts that are arty but also based on other subjects, as I think it's good to open your mind and get inspired from different things. This is something I wasn't too good at in the beginning of uni, and I moaned and moaned in our contextual studies lessons, but if I'm honest I think they've helped me to see that there's other stuff out there that can create ideas in your head or inspire you. I really enjoyed the Art Deco/Art Nouveau post I did, so I think I might start a historical/scientific post up, there are lots of vintage packaging designs that I've been collecting on a pinboard that I'd like to post soon.

P.S - This is really weird but if you're into freaky, weird but really interesting shit and autopsies then there's this really good instagram account which is basically autopsy pictures to teach you about the human body and what goes on when we start going mouldy. I know that's really weird, and I warn you, it's reallllyyy gory. But it's great, I mean who doesn't want to see a degloving injuries to hands just before they go to sleep? The link is here
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