Visual Exploration: Pieces of Research/Moodboard



I looked for honeycombs to draw, and found this interesting package design for honey.
I thought honeycombs may give me some ideas.

Mental Health in Leeds

  • – “Inkwell is a safe, creative and accessible space where passion and skills entwine, challenging the stigma of mental health and celebrating the diversity of its participants.”
  • – Therapy available on the NHS for mental health problems (“Stress, anxiety, depression and emotional problems”).
    Meet for sessions usually weekly, to understand and then try to combat areas of difficulty, through various ways of practising techniques. (This is different from person to person, as everyone is individual)


A Walnut appears like a little human brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or even folds within the nut resemble those of the neo-cortex. Researchers claim that walnuts assist in building over three dozen neuron-transmitters inside the human brain boosting the signaling and encouraging new messaging link amongst the brain cells
 – [9th October 2014]


c47d60fad1a9adec4cf13fa8b53d22b7 honey-bee No-bees-no-food

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^  From a journal in the library – 3×3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration

The above show what foods we would lose if we lost bees.

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I like the illustration above, both because of the style and because I think it could arguably link in to the theme of  the declination of bees as seen above. To me, it is as if it could be saying that by killing off our wildlife, we are ultimately killing ourselves. And also, that we are all equal deep down. But perhaps that we as human beings feel much more important, evidenced through the woman being placed in the centre and also dressed up. In the image it looks as if the other animals are inspecting her, looking up to her.

Who killed the honey bee?  /  Kearney, Martha  (2009)

Leeds Bees!gallery/cmqs

Pest in show

The above is from a journal called ‘Private Eye’:

It is illustrating part of the issue when it comes to the declining bee population, which is the government’s resistance on combating the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.


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