2019 AMI Online Salon

Avian Paramyxovirus

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Cleveland Institute of Art

  • Entrant Name: Miranda Stano

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Farmington Hills, MI

  • Client: Beth Halasz

  • Medium/software used: Photoshop/Illustrator

  • Final presentation format: Print

  • Primary Audience: Lay Audience

Project Description

The purpose of this assignment was to create a veterinary poster that provides a general overview of a disease affecting a specific species of animal. The poster is intended for veterinary or zoological professionals and researchers. This project focuses on avian paramyxovirus type 1, a negative-sense RNA virus that affects many avian species, most notably pigeons, by causing hemorrhaging in organs throughout the bird’s body. As part of the assignment, the piece was to include three distinct sections: (1) the disease and animal affected, (2) histological components, and (3) pathological components. One of the challenges of this assignment was to visually communicate scientific and anatomical information while refraining from stylization. It was required that the project complete various stages of drafting, including thorough research, sketching, and critique of drafts before it was finalized.