Amazing Microbes – The Importance of Microbiology

Amazing Microbes – The Importance of Microbiology

By Malou Zuidema

The ‘Amazing Bacteria’ poster aims to explain the importance of microbiology: Bacteria are some of the smallest living creatures in the world but are highly underestimated in their importance. In order to explain the significance of microbiology to a non-science audience, microbiologist Lev Bodrossy and Illustrator Malou Zuidema collaborated together to design a poster and story that explains bacteria in a much more fun and engaging way. The ‘abstract looking’ bacteria are turned into cute and quirky little characters, with a focus on the world of the microecology of the ocean. Where bacteria are the superhero’s of the world’s ocean ecosystems, as we cannot live without them!

This poster is the starting point, next step is an animation telling the story about the importance of microbiology or, maybe even a picture book…

Image Copyright: Malou Zuidema
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