This assignment involved creating an article combining microbiology and design in order to reach the target audience of owners of fine art interested in methods for preserving their masterpieces.
When coming up with the icons I researched the different causes for art deterioration over time. I then started creating shapes in illustrator that resembled the damage causing elements. For the insects I used photographs and created shapes that resembled the individual body parts using the pen tool. I wanted to use a cool color palette with earthy tones.