First Place, Informational Graphics: "Mad Hatter's Tea" from Alice's Adventures in a Microscopic Wonderland
The old saying "truth is stranger than fiction" gets a boost from this fanciful depiction of the Mad Hatter's tea party from the classic tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Illustrator Colleen Champ used micrographs of natural objects created by Dennis Kunkel and arranged them into a picture of three beetles enjoying tea at a table of butterfly wings, surrounded by a field of crystallized vitamin C.
Her fantastic take on reality won first place in the informational graphics category in the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Image courtesy Colleen Champ and Dennis Kunkel; Concise Image Studios/Science