Sofie Louise Dam
The World Is In You

Reimagined scientific posters for the exhibition The World Is In You

Science & Technology

Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Exhibition or installation, Print/poster or postcard

How did you make this work:
The four scientific posters explore how our bodies are entwined with the world around us. Together with scientists, I found familiar and surprising metaphors to explain molecular mechanisms. Comics and text around the core add nuance and story or point out limitations to our knowledge. Handpainted and a with a poetic tone, they focus on the human aspect rather than science as objective truth.

Commissioner Name :
Louise Whiteley
Commissioner Company :
Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen
Commissioned for:
The posters were commissioned for the exhibition The World Is In You (September - January 2022) and made in collaboration with curators and scientists from Medical Museion and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research.

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Sofie Louise Dam graduated from The Animation Workshop in 2017. Since then, she has illustrated picture books and comics, including the graphic novel This Land Is My Land by author Andy Warner. As a background artist for animation she brings imagined worlds to life, and in science communication she uses illustration and comics to explore and mediate our real, complex world to public audiences.