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4 Ways to Venus: An Artist's Assignment

Irving Geis (1908-1997) is probably best known for illustrations of biological macromolecules, such as his groundbreaking watercolor painting of myoglobin—an exhaustive and beautiful portrait of the first properly sorted protein molecule.

January 23, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

SA Recognized for Great Infographics

I’m thrilled to report that two Scientific American graphics (on bees and caffeine) are featured in The Best American Infographics 2014.

October 14, 2014 — Jen Christiansen
Now That’s a Wee Little Infographic

Now That’s a Wee Little Infographic

  53 million years old, and it may be the smallest mammal that has ever lived. Batodonoides vanhouteni was a shrew-like mammal that scientific illustrator Jen Christiansen has deftly described in this illustration.

September 28, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

How Do You Visualize the Brain? [Contest]

Here at Scientific American, we develop lots of infographics about the brain. From classic neural pathway diagrams, depictions of medical breakthroughs, and maps of the brain’s genetic activity, there are as many solutions for visualizing the brain as there are questions about how it works.

April 2, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

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