Beautiful textbook doodles

Few people can resist the urge to doodle in the margins when confronted with a long-drawn presentation, lecture, or meeting — but few of us can make a page of scientific instruction look as stunning as Paula Swisher, the artist behind the captivating pieces seen here.

Using leaves of paper from old engineering and science manuals as her canvass, Swisher brings what she describes as a “contrived sense of order” to pages of numbers, figures, and graphs — creating what she calls “a visual metaphor for our attempts to make sense of our experiences.” The results, as you can plainly see, are nothing short of gorgeous.


You’ll find loads more of Swishers artwork on her website and photostream.

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