Tumblr Treasures: Scientific Illustration

April 11, 2013 § 5 Comments

This spring, I’ve been playing around Tumblr. It’s one of those things I have been curious about, but haven’t gotten to before. An interesting Tumblr blog I stumbled upon is Scientific Illustration.

As the name implies, it pulls together scientific drawings (some very old, some newer) from other sources. I was struck by how many of the illustrations would make great wall art.

Seaweed by Winston Braun

Winston Braun, via Scientific Illustration.

Seaweed by Winston Braun, via Scientific Illustration.

Protea nerufolia by Zoë Carter

Zoë Carter, via Scientific Illustration.

Protea nerufolia by Zoë Carter, via Scientific Illustration.

Australian Tangerine Mushrooms

Katrina Syme, via Scientific Illustration.

Australian Tangerine Mushrooms by Katrina Syme, via Scientific Illustration.

Larks from Novitates Zoologicae 1911

Novitates Zoologicae 1911, via Scientific Illustration.

Larks(?) from Novitates Zoologicae 1911, via Scientific Illustration.

Cetaceans by Daniel Grenier

Daniel Grenier, via Scientific Illustration.

Cetaceans of Quebec by Daniel Grenier, via Scientific Illustration.

The major drawback is that the blog is way too frequently updated for my schedule. (As a scientific illustration blog, there’s also some icky internal organ images that I don’t care for. Not built for medical science, I’m not!) It is a fantastic source, though, so I keep going back.

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