2018 AMI Online Salon

Pathology of Oral Herpes

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Chelsea Canlas; Whitby, Ontario
  • Client: Faculty advisor: Prof. Shelley Wall, Content advisor: Dr. John Wong
  • Copyright: © 2018 Chelsea Canlas
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator CC
  • Final presentation format: Print, double-page spread for a magazine
  • Primary audience: Educated lay audience

Project Description

An editorial illustration depicting the pathological changes of oral herpes, or herpes labialis. The goal for this project was to create a conceptual medical illustration demonstrating pathological change in tissue over time, and explain a particular disease process to an educated lay audience. Oral herpes is a common infection worldwide, and yet most people are unaware of its pathophysiology. The challenge was to communicate how primary and recurrent infection occur, while visually explaining the concurrent changes to tissue at a microscopic level.