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Apparel Inspired by Medical Sciences

Threadless is a hugely popular online apparel store mostly famous for its creative t-shirt designs. What is unique about it is that members from all over the world submit designs online, which are then put to a public vote. Almost all of the submissions are brilliant, because they are mainly the work of professional designers or very talented passionates, but only a small percentage of submitted designs are selected for printing and sold through the store. This process ensures a higher quality of the final product, design version of peer review in scientific journals. 

I have been following submissions to the store for a while and have noticed that quite a substantial number of designs that end up being sold on Threadless are inspired by medicine, anatomy, dentistry, science, and such. At the same time, I have also been following fashion styles of numerous physicians and scientists, and let me tell you it is a sore sight for eyes 🙂 So many people in our profession have literally no sense of aesthetics. To help them (help us) and those who have to interact with them (us), I selected some of the t-shirts inspired by medical sciences from the Threadless catalog. Just imagine how cool you would look on monday morning when you come to your lab or hospital department. You could literally inspire people, make them smile and light up. Isn’t that the best medicine?

Run, Scientists, Run!
Run scientist



Lab Partners

And He Just Did Not Have A Clue 
And He Just Did Not Have A Clue

Fill Me Up
Fill Me Up

Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart

Connect It
Connect It


The Downside of Genetic Engineering
The Downside of Genetic Engineering

Myopia Utopia
Myopia Utopia

Hooray Cholesterol!
Hooray Cholesterol!

Happy Hospital
Happy Hospital

Fig. 02
Fig. 02

I Heart Color
I love Color

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Creative Health Advertising, part 4

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Child Health Foundation
“Some children get to heaven earlier. Child Health Foundation”
Child in smoke heaven

Edith Cavell Hospital, “Little Premature Xmas Card”
Every year, the premature baby unit at Edith Cavell hospital sends cards to the other departments as well as to some ex-patients. They sent this card in October and when you open it you see the message – It’s a little premature, but Happy Christmas.
Christmas card

Nycomed Kodimagnyl – Headache
Removes even the heaviest headache
Women with headacheMan with headache

Youth AIDS: Sex
AIDS is still out there and it still kills. To learn more visit
Aids still kills

National blood centre
Sign written in blood

Centrum / Whitehall-Much: Thinker
“Nutrients for the brain.”
Child thinker

“When swallowing hurts.”

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Creative Health Advertising, part 3

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Sensodyne toothpaste: Hard hat
sensodyne protects

Aquafresh Flexigel: A new flexibility
Aquafresh toothbrushAquafresh toothbrush

Alghanim Industries: Dead Body
Smoking kills
Smoking Kills

nezeril blocked words

Brioschi Digestive
Digestion made easy
Mexican foodChinese foodIndian food

Child Health Foundation – SOS
Overweight child

The Romanian Society for Alzheimers
Living with alzheimers
Living with alzheimer

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Creative Health Advertising, part 2

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Nicorette: Children
“Everything you do affects your children. Stop smoking with Nicorette.”
Stop smoking with Nicorette.”LegoChild drawing

Anorexia Bulimia Contact: The Mirror
Anorexic looking in the mirror seeing herself as fat

Breast Cancer Welfare Association: How To Remove
How to remove and how to save a breast

Hemorol Suppositories: Hospital, Rollercoaster, Convertible
“Natural healing and relief for haemorrhoids.”
ConvertibleWheel chairRollercoaster

Malteser Ambulance Service: Typo
“Dont’ drink and drive. Malteser Ambulance Service”
Skull fractureParaplegiaCrashed

Braille League
“Blind see what they hear. Help them to see more. Braille League”
miauwvroomtelephone ring

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Creative Health Advertising, part 1

I am bringing you the list of creative health and medicine related print ads.
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Novartis, Otrivin: Hounds
“Blocked nose? Otrivin.”
Hounds fall
Hounds spring
Hounds winter
Hounds summer

Panadol Menstrual: Situation
Panadol menstrual

ASH: Deaths
“Terrorism-related deaths since 2001: 11,377. Tobacco-related deaths since 2001: 30,000,000.”
ash deaths

Marius Nasta Pneumology Institute: Cigarette
Smoking kills 14.000 people every day
Smoking kills

InnovaRes Gastro: Digestion
“Gastro. Instant relief of acid indigestion.”
Bad digestion

The Romanian Society for Multiple Sclerosis
“Multiple Sclerosis changes lives.”
Mud on trousersUrine on trousersSoup on t-shirt

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The 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

competition running over at the Diabetes Mine, the all things diabetes blog, designed to foster innovation in diabetes design and encourage creative new tools that will improve life with diabetes. The competition is open to anyone passionate about diabetes and product design, so if you have any creative ideas be sure to apply. Who knows, maybe your idea will be the next big thing and you’ll end up making lives of million of people with diabetes a little bit better. The organizers will make sure that you do just that by awarding you with $1,000 in cash, some pro-bono professional advice from world-renowned design experts, and free access to the next Health 2.0 conference.

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