The Boone Lab is a biochemistry reasearch lab at the Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Canada. The initial set of identity graphics for the website were done in 2007 and the lab commissioned Sgt Peppers inspired illustrations in 2011.
Charlie Boone requested a "groovy" design. Yes, we do groovy. Oh, and your favourite colour is orange? Hm, I think we can manage...!
The armies of pipettes in the backgrounds of the web pages were inspired by the very large numbers of samples that are handled by the Boone Lab in the course of their research.
The website was designed and produced by RNA Studio.
Pipettes drawn in the style of the Yellow Submarine.
A pipette is a scientific instrument used to precisely select tiny samples of liquid. The Boone Lab does use hand pipettes, and they also use robot arrays to speed up the handling of thousands of samples.
Boone Lab group, 2011.
The research papers Publications page of the website. Visit the Boone Lab website.
Working hard in the Boone Lab. Photos are overlaid with vector illustrations drawn in Flash.
Illustration of Charlie Boone, in the blue uniform, talking with his technicians in the robot room at the Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto.
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