| January 10, 2011 5:36 pm

Yesterday morning, I spent some time scouring the internet for visuals which creatively highlight the importance of water. I’ve been trying to think up six or seven different ways that I could approach a fund-raising brochure that I’m working on.

In so doing, I’ve found some wonderful images that provide a slightly different take on water. I enjoyed them so much, I thought that I would post them here.

The Person You Love is 72.8% Water

The first example is part of a promotional book put together by Teagan White, a design student and is based on a quote from Alan Fleischer’s book, “The Art of Looking Sideways.”


This second group is a series of illustrations drawn by Alexandra Zaharova & Ilya Plotnikov. I thought they beautifully understated the importance of water to life, everywhere.  These illustrations, or ones like them, could be used to great effect in a minimalistic brochure.

Note: This posting was originally part of Life, Water, and Propaganda. After some consideration, however, I decided to split it into a new post.  It just didn’t fit with the other very well.


3 Responses to “Images of Water”

Paula Ruffy wrote a comment on January 13, 2011

How about the great “water” segments in the film “What the Bleep Do We Know” There is a very nice scene in subway with a snowflake image. Sorry but it’s been awhile since I saw the segment.

Rob Oakes wrote a comment on January 13, 2011

Hi Paula,

Thanks for the comment.

That a brilliant possibility I hadn’t even considered. Water as metaphor for the quantum nature of reality. Tremendously cool, and utterly mind bending.

(There is a reason I tend toward biomedical imaging, mechanics, physiology and relatively big things in my interests. The philosophical leaps necessary are usually beyond me. Though, interestingly, the mathematics are not that bad.)

With that, here’s a link to the video segment. Well worth watching in its entirety.




Paula Ruffy wrote a comment on January 14, 2011

The “What the Bleep Do We Know” subway scene is attributed to the work of Masuru Emoto author of “Hidden Messages in Water”.

Looking forward to reading more posts!

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