SCIENCE
08/15/2013 03:19 pm ET | Updated Aug 15, 2013

Clever Word Art Spotlights Scientists' GroundBreaking Achievements

When you hear Darwin's name, you probably think of evolution. But for lesser known scientists, it's sometimes hard to keep track of their groundbreaking achievements.

Here's a series of clever mash-ups that combine the names of scientific game-changers with their discoveries. Dr. Prateek Lala, a physician and amateur calligrapher from Toronto, designed these "typographies" to make science more engaging for students as well as the general public.

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Typographies Of World-Famous Scientists

“I started off with scientists I was familiar with, and whose work I feel has impacted the scientific world most deeply over time,” Dr. Lala told The Huffington Post in an email.

Inspired by the work of Indian graphic artist Kapil Bhagat, who creates similar type biographies, Dr. Lala posted his first batch of graphics on the website Visual.ly.

He received an enthusiastic response from the website’s users, gaining “a lot of feedback in the form of suggestions for other subjects,” he said. “Since then, I've been updating the page periodically; it's a bit of a cyclic process.”

Dr. Lala is also planning to publish a series of designs highlighting physicists, mathematicians and cosmologists for a poster to be published in the fall issue of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics’ magazine.

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