Bact to Sleep
All microorganisms are exposed to periodic stresses that prevent them from growing. A recent study revealed that bacteria such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus survive extreme environments by establishing a dormant, non-replicating state known as quiescence or dormancy.
This piece serves as a visual metaphor for the study. It is intended to attract the interest of the educated lay public to read about the research article. This cover depicts a dormant bacterium inside a snowglobe where it is protected from the cold temperature outside.
Educated Lay Public
Prof. Marc Dryer
After coming up with the visual metaphor, I played around with different layouts and decided on a centered composition.
A comprehensive sketch was created using Procreate, and texts and layout were added using Adobe Illustrator.