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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.

Audience      

Educated Lay Public

Client

Prof. Marc Dryer

Format

Print

Date

April 2021

Media

Autodesk Maya

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop 

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Process work 

Thumbnails

After coming up with the visual metaphor, I played around with different layouts and decided on a centered composition. 

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Comprehensive sketch

A comprehensive sketch was created using Procreate, and texts and layout were added using Adobe Illustrator. 

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Details

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