Scientific Illustration
May 20, 2011 9:18 PM   Subscribe

Scientific Illustration is a Tumblr blog devoted to... well... scientific illustration.
posted by brundlefly (14 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
If you prefer your Tumblr blogs with "FUCK YEAH" in the title, I noticed this one links to FUCK YEAH NERVOUS SYSTEM. WARNING: that links sports a disturbing photo of an infant with anencephaly.
posted by brundlefly at 9:21 PM on May 20, 2011

Science, eh? Well this was the final nail in the coffin.

30 more minutes to go. Thanks a lot, brundlefly.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:31 PM on May 20, 2011

I'm amazed by the illustrations from the Traité complet de l'anatomie de l'homme. I would have never guessed it was from 1831-1854.
posted by mullacc at 10:01 PM on May 20, 2011

...from the Traité complet de l'anatomie de l'homme

Sorry, that link is kinda broken--here's a better one.
posted by mullacc at 10:05 PM on May 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Followed, and thanks for the pointer. Here's hoping it doesn't open up to uncurated submission, which seems to be the death-knell for single-topic tumblrs.
posted by immlass at 10:15 PM on May 20, 2011

Or not. Fine. You win this round... science...
posted by Navelgazer at 10:38 PM on May 20, 2011

I enjoyed the pictures of science the most.
posted by AndrewKemendo at 11:05 PM on May 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

This is great & just the sort of thing tumblr is good for. But I wish that they could get some sort of slideshow interface thing going on so you could flick through the pics nice & convenient. C'mon tumblr, even facebook managed it
posted by criticalbill at 3:51 AM on May 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

posted by OmieWise at 4:29 AM on May 21, 2011

Some of these will make for nice iPhone wallpapers.
posted by Fizz at 7:42 AM on May 21, 2011

Wonderful. Thanks!
posted by tickingclock at 10:04 AM on May 21, 2011

Wow, my kind of bliss. *sigh of joy

Thanks for this wonderful treasure brundlefly.
posted by nickyskye at 1:09 PM on May 21, 2011

A friend of mine is a professional botanical artist, she specialises in Gingers and her work is shown around the globe. Apparently it's still standard in most botanical textbooks to use illustrations over photos, which seems a little anachronistic, but it also seems awesome.
posted by rudhraigh at 10:19 AM on May 23, 2011

rudhraigh: "she specialises in Gingers"

Well, that's an interestingly narrow niche of portraiture.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 3:25 PM on May 24, 2011

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