General graphic design
Canva’s Design School
A new kid on the block, offering tools to quickly create graphics for social media, presentations etc. Offers a lot of practical knowledge.
The Big Four: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity
Garr Reynolds writes about the four main principles of graphic design. (Actually a pdf version of a chapter from his book Presentation Zen).
Workbook, fact source and reference work from Monotype for anyone interested in type.
Scigrades (BE) – www.scigrades.be
Graphic support for scientists and scientific institutions
Draw Science (USA) – www.drawscience.org/
Graphical publishing platform and scicomm blog.
DeSciphered (UK) – www.desciphered.com/
Scientific research articles summarised with simple graphics
Curator: Luk Cox, science illustrator and molecular biologist from Diest, Belgium.
Are Graphical Abstracts a Good Idea?
by Brian Romans [Wired, 2011]
A no nonsense vision.
Scientific Communication As Sequential Art
by Bret Victor [worrydream.com, 2011]
Impressive and very stimulating rework of how scientific communication could look like. Highly recommended.
A glance at graphical abstracts
by Lily Bui [Comparative Media Studies, MIT, 2015]
Useful overview about spreadability, legibility and serendipity of graphical abstracts.
Vintage masters of illustration
E. A. Seguy
Images from the History of Medicine
A vast collection of interesting, inspiring and humorous images to spice up your PPt presentations.
Biodiversity Heritage Library
A stunning collection of plant and animal illustrations from older litterature.
It’s Okay to be Smart (YouTube show) New videos every Monday, presented by biologist Joe Hanson: ”This is a show about science. But it’s probably not about science the way you’re used to it.”
Vsauce (YouTube show) ”Our World is Amazing […] Mind-Blowing Facts & The Best of the Internet”
SciShow (YouTube show) ”SciShow discusses science news and history and concepts. With equal parts skepticism and enthusiasm, we go a little deeper…without going off the deep end. Well, most of the time anyway.”