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Stories by Glendon Mellow

GoldieBlox Vs The Beastie Boys

GoldieBlox Vs The Beastie Boys

  Update: GoldieBlox have re-released the ad without the Beastie Boys parody and want to be BFF. Here’s the non-”let’s fight for our right to party” version of the Girls video...

November 28, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Vaccinate! Do it for the testicles

Vaccinate! Do it for the testicles

Katie McKissick’s Guide to Forgotten Diseases:   From: Guide to Forgotten Diseases by Katie McKissick at Symbiartic. Source: Katie McKissick As the third part of the Symbiartic science-and-art-smushed-together triumvirate, Katie McKissick often deals with real science and important issues with humor and her frickin’ funny artwork...

November 25, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
A Fishy Feast

A Fishy Feast

I love my Twitter feed. Sometimes it’s those little serendipitous conversations that lead to something delightful. Here’s how the cartoon above, by comic artist Talcott Starr, came about...

November 8, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Skeletons of Light

Skeletons of Light

From: Tripping the Light Fantastic: Artists Paint With Light by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics Source: Janne Parvianen Light painting is a 125-year-old art form where long exposure cameras capture the path of light, rending a sometimes other-worldly image...

November 6, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Happy Hallowe’en from Symbiartic!

Happy Hallowe’en from Symbiartic!

Kalliopi, Katie and Glendon wish you a spooky Hallowe’en! Watch Symbiartic for more spooky science-art!

October 31, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
The Incomplete Snake

The Incomplete Snake

Sometimes in my travels across the sciart spectrum, you see a work-in-progress so stunning, it has to be shared right away, even incomplete.

October 29, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
So You Want to Hire a Science Illustrator

So You Want to Hire a Science Illustrator

You’re proud of the science communication you’ve written for your blog. You want to add visual excitement to an announcement about science outreach.

October 27, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Trilobite Boy by Eric Orchard

Trilobite Boy by Eric Orchard

Several years ago I painted a half-human, half-trilobite  hybrid in the style of a Minotaur. I’ve always been fascinated with the blended animals and humans from mythology (that’s where my Flying Trilobite handle comes from)  and trying out ideas with organisms that scientific discovery has revealed to us, everything from dinosaurs to microbes...

October 26, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Drown Your Town

Drown Your Town

From: Drown Your Town: what does your hometown look like with sea level rise? by David Wogan at Plugged In. Source: Andrew David Thaler Amid a couple of harrowing weeks in the science blogging community, a madcap and dastardly plan was hatched by the Southern Fried Scientist, Andrew David Thaler...

October 24, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Knowledge Pupates

Here on Symbiartic we’ve featured hundreds of fine artists, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, comic illustrators and cartoonists, jewellery-makers, dataviz designers since we began...

September 25, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Dress So Chic You Can See It From Space

Dress So Chic You Can See It From Space

Since Bora Zivkovic first asked me to moderate a session back at ScienceOnline 2009, I’ve been hoping to instill the importance of imagery into the wider science communication conversation...

September 21, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Standing (and Soaring) with Canadian Science

Standing (and Soaring) with Canadian Science

As Symbiartic’s representative Canadian, I’m at least one science illustrator who stands with Canadian scientists today to protest our Conservative government’s attack on science and science communication...

September 16, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Ambient Plagues Unleashed

Ambient Plagues Unleashed

Ambient Plagues have been unleashed upon my fair city of Toronto by Elaine Whittaker at the Redhead Gallery. The show opened September 4th, with the reception tomorrow, Friday the 13th if you’re inclined to mix superstitious luck with scientific microbial nightmares...

September 12, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Skeletal Drawing Has Never Looked So Good

Skeletal Drawing Has Never Looked So Good

Dinosaur fossil mounts can be breathtaking in their grandeur. It’s rare that illustrations of the fossils can have that affect. Scott Hartman has been illustrating dinosaur fossil skeletons for years, and is one of the clearest, most detail-oriented illustrators we are lucky to have describe our favourite, dynamic, prehistoric beasties...

September 9, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Skeletal Drawing Has Never Looked So Good

Skeletal Drawing Has Never Looked So Good

Dinosaur fossil mounts can be breathtaking in their grandeur. It’s rare that illustrations of the fossils can have that affect. Scott Hartman has been illustrating dinosaur fossil skeletons for years, and is one of the clearest, most detail-oriented illustrators we are lucky to have describe our favourite, dynamic, prehistoric beasties...

September 9, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Modern Art Upsetting Your Stomach? Take a Dose of David

Modern Art Upsetting Your Stomach? Take a Dose of David

It is widely believed that Michaelangelo’s favorite medium to work with was Carrara marble. The single gigantic piece of quarried marble had been more or less ruined a generation earlier by the efforts of the sculptor Agostino who had carved deeply into the block...

September 3, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Symbiartic’s September SciArt Blitz!

Symbiartic’s September SciArt Blitz!

Since Symbiartic began here on the Scientific American Blog Network a little over two years ago, we’ve been sharing the view from the rich intersection of science and art (at the corner of micro and macro) and helped connect image-makers around the razor edge of of the #SciArt world...

September 1, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Invasive Species Inhabit Painting

Invasive Species Inhabit Painting

  Looking at Symbolist Master Gustave Moreau’s Orphée I am struck by something. No, not the exquisitely beautiful severed head. The two box turtles hanging out in the corner, trying to be under the radar...

August 31, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
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