Biology T-shirt Design Voting

Globe

globe held up by hornet

Briefly describe how your design represents biology at Kalamazoo College:
Some of the first things that I think of when I think biology are life and Earth. To capture that, I wanted to include the globe in my design and then I added K College Biology along the outside of it. I also wanted to incorporate more of Kalamazoo into the design and thought it would be fun to have the Kalamazoo College hornet spinning the globe like a basketball to showcase the power and change that biology majors can have on the planet.

Erlenmeyer Flask

erlenmeyer flask

Briefly describe how your design represents biology at Kalamazoo College:
For my representation I chose a stereotypical representation of science within the Erlenmeyer flask, and used the bubbling reaction coming out of the flask for both aesthetic and as a place to put the Biology call out.

Cell

Cell mitochondria

Briefly describe how your design represents biology at Kalamazoo College:
My design is representative of the inner workings of a cell. The font mimics the shape of the endoplasmic reticulum since I found it fun to work and create depth with. Kalamazoo College within and beyond the biology department has a variety of collaboration and the function of carrying out the many tasks every day reminds me how much everything is intertwined and allows for growth. My design shows that growth through the blooming of flowers. I wanted my design to be simple and show organic forms, while at the same time, be interactive to the eye as it is created to be fun and curved all around!

Building Blocks

building block design

Briefly describe how your design represents biology at Kalamazoo College:
My design is inspired by the “building block” patterns found in nature such as on turtle shells and tree bark, and even when cells are viewed under a microscope. Each block is different from the next, but they fit together to create the upper section of the design. This could represent not only the natural world as explored in courses but also the faculty and students in the department who together shape the experiences and knowledge created in the department. The bottom half of the design is completely black as it represents the information yet to be learnt about the natural world through faculty research, SIPs, etc. Both of these ideas come together in a circle that envelops the word ‘biology’. This is because circles are often seen to symbolize cycles in nature and life overall, and in this case, I hope it can be understood as alluding to the need of both the known and unknown to fuel the cycle of knowledge acquisition.

Mandala

mandala

Briefly describe how your design represents biology at Kalamazoo College:
I originally designed this mandala my senior year at Kalamazoo College, I consider it a visual representation of what inspires me most about biology – the unity within diversity of life on the planet. The center of the mandala is a dividing cell, surrounded by DNA. The embryos and skeletal structures are examples of homology, to remind viewers that we share a common ancestor. The outer petals represent the range of diversity of life on earth. When the design is completed by the branding office, I want “K” to be in the absolute center of the mandala, as pictured, to specifically represent the biology program at Kalamazoo College. I would also like the phrase “Biology – Unity Within Diversity” written on the shirt.

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