Thom Sevalrud created this powerful image for the cover of the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. This is Thom's fourth cover for the JNMA, working with art director Emma Dalby, who seems to match him perfectly with topics that speak to his visual vocabulary. Conceptually, Thom addresses many aspects of whole genome sequencing, which is becoming more and more accessible to us all.
Working with Gayle Akler of Sparkplug Marketing and Communications, Tracy Walker created elements to showcase the Life Sciences start up, Scintelligence, whose purpose is to "work directly with industry, academia and other key stakeholders to bring prospective partners together..." The concept was all about growth and digging deeper and Tracy's organic and shapes and scientific iconography work perfectly to convey the message visually. The elaborate promotional package housed an actual shovel (with a sprinkling of dirt no less!)--to drive home the message which was further conveyed in the accompanying brochure.
Art director Tara Winterhalt chose Janice Kun to create a double page spread illustration for the article Threads That Bind which first appeared in ROM, the magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum, Summer 2012 issue. The story is a true account of an archaeologist's search for human origins which became deeply personal. Janice's pictographic method of weaving the elements of the story together is reminiscent of it's ancient references.