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Symbiartic


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    Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator and a certified science geek. She is the illustrator of three popular science books: Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at www.kalliopimonoyios.com and @eyeforscience.

    Glendon Mellow is a fine artist, illustrator and tattoo designer working in oil and digital media based in Toronto, Canada. He tweets @FlyingTrilobite. You can see Glendon's work-in-progress at The Flying Trilobite blog and portfolio at www.glendonmellow.com.

    Katie McKissick is a former high school biology teacher turned science writer and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first book is called What’s in Your Genes? and will be in bookstores December 2013. She tweets @beatricebiology. Her work can be found at www.beatricebiologist.com.

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  • A Last-Last Minute ScienceArt Gift Guide

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    In my efforts to make the most original sciart gift guide I could muster earlier this month I overlooked some fantastic books that I want to plug today in case you’re doing any last minute shopping at bookstores. And if you buy through Amazon’s charity program, SMILE, you can designate the Guild of Natural Science [...]

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    I Am a Tired Koala

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    Finishing up 2014 is really exhausting me. Running holiday errands all over the place. The sun sets annoying early (for us northern hemispherians). It’s just no good, but I channeled my fatigue into a comic. Since I feel like I could benefit from double-digit hours of sleep, I started thinking about koalas, who spend some [...]

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    Women in Science Illustrations

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    One of the many reasons I love tumblr is that I find amazing artists like Rachel Ignotofsky. She’s a graphic designer and illustrator currently working at Hallmark Greetings by day and as a freelance illustrator by night. Her work frequently touches on science with layers of the earth, inside a cell, body systems posters, how love [...]

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    10 Original Gifts for Science (and SciArt) Geeks

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    It’s time again for me to offer up a few quirky gift ideas for the science enthusiasts in your life. I guarantee these will be the most original gifts under the tree! And the best part? Many are under $50. Squee! 10. Periodic Table Cutting Board by Elysium Woodworks, $45 on Etsy.com 9. Embroidered Anatomy [...]

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    A Riot of Color Covers SciArt in America for December

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    The cover to the December issue of SciArt in America magazine is like an explosion in my face. Check out the insane post-apocalyptic enviro-nightmare by painter Alexis Rockman: One of my favourite things about SciArt in America as a magazine, site, and brick & mortar center is that it largely was created out of the ethos, [...]

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    Jurassic World Butting Heads with PaleoIllustrators

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    Once again, paleo-illustrators are being alienated from a movie they could probably love. At least a few paleo-illustrators are discovering their work has been put up on the Jurassic World “as-if-it-was-a-real-park” promotional website without their permission. Here’s a short history of pushing away what should be the movie’s most ardent supporters. First, the director Colin [...]

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    Travel the Solar System! See Distant Worlds!

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    Mars – Valles Marineris © Ron Guyatt Sol System – Meteor Shower © Ron Guyatt In an explosion of heroic art deco design, illustrator and designer Ron Guyatt has created a massive series of posters making our own solar system fascinating again. After 60 posters in the style of the ones we are sharing above, [...]

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    What’s an Artist Doing at Fermilab?

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    When a revered research institution reaches out to a fine artist to create its first ever artist-in-residency program, we should all sit up and take notice. This month, Fermilab, the celebrated particle physics research laboratory, announced a year-long partnership with artist Lindsay Olson. For those of us invested in promoting collaborations between artists and scientists, [...]

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    Those Wild Little Trilobites

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    Triloarte 1 © Samantha Fermo     Triloarte 6 © Samantha Fermo Triloarte 8 © Samantha Fermo Trilobites, in all their wild and crazy biodiverse forms, look delightful in this series by Italian painter Samantha Fermo. Created as part of paleontologist Dr. Gianpaolo Di Silvestro’s informative and visually-rich Trilobiti.com, this collaboration is the start of [...]

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    Small Science-Themed Art

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    December 1st is the deadline to participate in an exciting annual exhibit at the Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, TX. For years, artists have created small trading cards to exchange amongst themselves at conferences and gatherings, but according to the rules of exchange, these cards must never be bought or sold. Art.Science.Gallery, a brick-and-mortar gallery in Austin, [...]

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