Tabletop Whale
June 5, 2017 9:17 AM   Subscribe

At Tabletop Whale, graphic designer and molecular biologist Eleanor Lutz showcases her scientific infographics, illustrations and drawings. Examples include virus trading cards, colorful butterflies of North America, immunology pop art and a user's guide to muscles. Additional content can be found at the Tabletop Whale tumblr.


* The Goddesses of Venus: A topographic map
* Here there be robots: A medieval map of Mars
* Planet Earth Control Deck

* A compendium of abnormal red blood cells
* An animated guide to breathing
* An animated guide to the human body : The muscle edition
* The architecture of the spine
* Heartbeats and heart attacks -- Also: Rough drafts and sketches: EKG Infographic
* Heartbeats and murmurs
* How to build a human: (embryology)
* How to build a human II (embryology)
* How to build a human heart
* Leveling Up: The Basics of Early Childhood Development
* The Path to ATP: A metabolic map showing the chemical reactions that happen inside the human body

* Living with fire: Surviving the forest wildfires of California
* Planet Earth Control Deck

Graphic Design
* Making animated GIFs in Python
* Tabletop Whale's guide to making GIFs

Kingdom Animalia
* An animated chart of 42 North American butterflies
* Flight videos deconstructed: wing movements of various flying creatures
* A visual compendium of glowing creatures

* A field guide to dangerous bacteria
* A flowchart of dangerous viruses -- also Rough drafts and sketches: Virus Infographic
* A galaxy of molecules
* Immunology pop art
* Virus trading cards

* Mind the pharmaceutical gap, please

* Splinecraft: The basic topology of medical statistics

* Half past orange: A rainbow color clock
* What you need to build your own computer

Interviews / Articles
* Wired: Hypnotic Animations Show Why Trees Depend on Forest Fires
* Paste Magazine: Eleanor Lutz on the Infographic Wizardry of Tabletop Whale
* From the Lab Bench: Science Ablaze - Tabletop Whale Creator Eleanor Lutz Makes Breathtaking Science Visuals
posted by zarq (10 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
Virus trading cards

Anyone wanna swap three common viruses for a rare one?
posted by fairmettle at 9:26 AM on June 5, 2017 [2 favorites]

OMG, I love this!
posted by HakaiMagazine at 10:09 AM on June 5, 2017 [2 favorites]

posted by Jesse the K at 11:27 AM on June 5, 2017 [1 favorite]

This work is amazing. I can't believe I've never seen any of it before, I follow a lot of places where work like this shows up.
posted by Nelson at 11:46 AM on June 5, 2017 [2 favorites]

Nelson, I was genuinely surprised that Lutz' work hadn't been posted to mefi before.
posted by zarq at 1:39 PM on June 5, 2017 [1 favorite]

What an incredible find! Thanks for sharing this wonderful work. Looking forward to diving deep!
posted by danabanana at 2:28 PM on June 5, 2017 [1 favorite]

Gorgeous. Fantastic.
posted by brappi at 3:37 PM on June 5, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thank you. This is what phenomenal "infographics" look like.
posted by sockermom at 5:53 AM on June 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

These are awesome. The detail is amazing. I really like the virus trading cards.
posted by ZypDon54 at 6:04 AM on June 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

These are amazing, thanks for posting them. The virus trading cards, particularly, are beautifully done; I'd love to see a much bigger set.
posted by metaBugs at 2:12 AM on June 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

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