Illustrated Inflammation & Pathology of Acne | Acne Development Illustrations

Illustrated Inflammation & Pathology of Acne | Acne Development Illustrations

Light Acne © 2015 Galderma. Illustrated by Laura Maaske   Acne Illustrations Written and illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   Acne vulgaris, simply known asacne, is a progressive skin disease in which the sebaceous glands of hair follicles are clogged with oil from the skin (sebum) and dead skin cells. It is diagnosed ... Read More »

Visions of the Prenatal Development: Human Embryo & Fetal Illustrations

Visions of the Prenatal Development: Human Embryo & Fetal Illustrations

The illustrations in the video above reveal fetal development beginning at 6 weeks of gestational age and progressing through each week, with summary text, until the final 40th week of pregnancy. At each week vital information about development is offered, along with a comparatively sized vegetable or fruit, to mark the size of the growing baby. Read More »

An “ideal” alphabet

An “ideal” alphabet

Creating a New Alphabet Drawn by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator| e-Textbook Designer   This is a slide show of an alphabet I developed. For an explanation of its creation, go to this page. What are your ideas about the alphabet? Have you created one of your own? Please write a post ... Read More »

Evolving Signs. What Does the Alphabet Mean?

Evolving Signs. What Does the Alphabet Mean?

Written & Painted by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator| e-Textbook Designer Earliest Human Impulses to Create an Alphabet   With the weather getting colder, I’ve been taking my daughters to parks a lot less. Recently, as an after-school activity, I talked with my daughters about the alphabet, how each character makes a ... Read More »

Influential Letters

Influential Letters

Our Feelings about Brands Written by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   I was five years old and I slid to the front seat of the car, looking up at the back-lit letters designating the drugstore into which my mom had stepped. I had spent a lot of time looking at letters: ... Read More »

Fractal as Pattern-teacher

Fractal as Pattern-teacher

And yet relation appears, A small relation expanding like the shade Of a cloud on sand, a shape on the side of a hill. -Wallace Stevens, “Connoisseur of Chaos” .           What are your favorite fractals? For me, simply to list my favorite fractals together, knowing they all share something in ... Read More »

Nature & Patterns | Science, Medicine, Art, & Photography

Nature & Patterns | Science, Medicine, Art, & Photography

What can we learn about the design of the universe, as we look to the body for clues? My question finds me at a somewhat broken place where I have observed a great deal of disconnectedness. But recently I am beginning to observe in those same patterns, a common architecture. I wonder if this sense is real. I want to find design parallels using science, art, philosophy and all the truth traditions as tools. I want my professional life and my personal life to lead me down this path of exploration. Read More »