2018 AMI Online Salon

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Annie Tseng; Toronto, Ontario
  • Client: Faculty advisor: Dr. Shelley Wall, Content advisor: Dr. John Wong
  • Copyright: © 2017 Annie Tseng
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Final presentation format: Print, 11′ x 17′ double-page spread
  • Primary audience: Educated lay audience

Project Description

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that encompasses chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It has multiple contributors (inflammation, oxidative stress, and protease and antiprotease imbalance) that cause the multitude of pathological changes in morphology and physiology in the bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. This 2-page illustration aims to visualize those factors and changes in a way that is clear, easy-to-understand, and visually dynamic and engaging. Comparisons between healthy and COPD-affected anatomical sites are depicted.