Tag Archives: illustration

Illustrating the Epic Battle Between Cells and Viruses Using a Sweet Cartoon (Video)

If you’re not familiar with the TED organization, you really ought to be. TED, which stands for technology, education and design, is a series of conferences where great minds give presentations (known as TED talks) on the topics I just mentioned.

While browsing videos of these presentations on their website, TED.com, I stumbled upon this awesome illustrated video which shows what happens inside your body when it is attacked by a virus. It’s a great way to understand a pretty complex scientific process, plus, the illustrations are awesome! Enjoy!

Lesson by Shannon Stiles, animation by Igor Coric.

NASA Illustrations from Before the Days of Computer Animation (Gallery)

These days, pretty much all NASA illustrations use CGI (computer-generated imagery). But there was a time before computer animation when NASA hired artists to render illustrations of their various potential concepts.

Here’s a few particularly impressive ones (click an image to enlarge):

All images courtesy of NASA.