The black and gold sapsucking slug (Cyerce nigricans) may not have a shell, but it’s not defenseless. To dissuade predators, this sea slug secretes an unappetizing mucous and, when disturbed, it can drop its colorful cerata, or leaf-like outgrowths, to create a distraction. This species is found in the western Indian and Pacific Oceans, where it dwells on coral or rocky reefs and snacks on algae. Photo: Ingo Burghardt
Title: [Flowers] Safety Match Made in Sweden Artist: Unknown Date: c1920 Technique: Colour printed engraving. Rare large format, Art Deco period matchbox label designed and published in Sweden. With the rapid growth of matchbox production at the start of the 20th century, label design became the key differential point between brands. This importance of branding acted as the catalyst to the creation of innovative and important label designs, with many influencing both the design and topography industry for years to come.
On set with Maeve Brennan, amongst the specimens and skeletons at the National Museums Scotland Collections Centre. The team prepare to film with Simon Howard, Curator of Petrology, Earth Systems, Department of Natural Sciences. New moving-image commission coming soon! #jerwoodfvuawards @nationalmuseumsscotland @maevekrbrennan @jerwoodjva