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Stories by Kalliopi Monoyios Compelling Infographics

There's an interesting website that just launched recently that focuses on the infographic. It's called, and one of its goals is to provide a platform for designers to upload their best infographics and get noticed...

September 27, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Dinosaur feathers frozen in time

Since it's getting so ugly over at TechCrunch, I thought I should provide an antidote of real beauty. Every now and then a scientific paper is published that hits it out of the park with imagery...

September 17, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Will the real Sam Illustrator please stand up?

In researching the carbon cycle recently, I came across the diagram above illustrating how carbon cycles through the atmosphere and into the ocean, through shells and rock, then magma only to be spewn out as gas into the atmosphere again via volcanoes...

September 15, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

ScienceArt Competitions & Exhibits: Upcoming Deadlines!

This time of year seems to carry many deadlines for exhibitions and imagery contests. I thought it might help to list a few of the competitions I know about with their deadlines for submission so that you scienceart peeps could submit the schpectacular work I know you’re sitting on...

September 9, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

3 Marketing Mistakes Young Illustrators Make

I recently came across this beautiful illustration of Umoonasaurus from a 2006 paper by Kear et. al, describing a new species of plesiosaur found in opal deposits in Australia (opalescent dinosaurs?...

September 7, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Do you prefer your maggots salty or sweet?

There have been a whole slew of articles about the merits of eating bugs lately. The Atlantic , The New York Times , and The New Yorker have all run articles within the last month on various people in Europe and the US who are trying to reverse our deep aversion to entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs...

August 30, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

How bad images rob science (and good ones don't)

Paleontologists: honk if this has happened to you. A one-of-a-kind fossil is discovered in "Eastern Mozamberia." Rumors fly at conferences about its importance and everyone eagerly awaits the publication that will introduce it to the world...

August 11, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

What Does a Scientific Glass Blower Make?

I came across so many interesting images last week researching my scientific glass blowing post that I thought I'd share a few more here. This is a blog about imagery after all, right?

August 9, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

We Blew a Bubble for a Man Named Edison

When you think of chemistry, no doubt images of scientists in white lab coats swirling beakers and test tubes come to mind. Ever wonder where those beakers and test tubes originated?

August 2, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Meet the future of photography

Before you draw conclusions from my recent post that I am some bitter photography-hater, I want to set the record straight. I am not a photography-hater (although I reserve the right to be a stock-photography-stealing-good-illustration-opportunities hater), and to prove it to you, I want to introduce you to the future of photography...

July 28, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

The DNA Hall of Shame

Confession time. Illustrators are people, too. And by that I mean they bring assumptions to the table at the outset of every project. There’s no avoiding it - no matter how educated and experienced you are, you can’t know it all...

July 25, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios

5 Reasons Your Camera Won't Steal My Job

By far the most common question I get when I tell people that I am a scientific illustrator is one variation (some more tactful than others) of, “They still use illustrators?

July 12, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Visual beings: meet Symbiartic

Visual beings: meet Symbiartic

If you're old enough to remember when people actually read paper newspapers, you might remember when The New York Times switched from a black and white newspaper to a color newspaper.

July 5, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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