• hand folded book art from the heart of Moray, Scotland •

READY TO POST Bio Hazard symbol : : Hand folded into the pages of a book

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Instantly recognisable from zombie and disaster movies....and seen day to day in hospitals, chemists, laboratories, vets - anywhere, really, that there are areas or vessels which contain biological contaminated materials (blood, needles, tissues etc)

Another symbol which fascinates me. it was created in 1966, with the intention of being a completely unique memorable yet [at that point] meaningless symbol, the criteria for its design was:

1 Striking in form in order to draw immediate attention;
2 Unique and unambiguous, in order not to be confused with symbols used for other purposes
3 Quickly recognizable and easily recalled
4 Easily stencilled
5 Symmetrical, in order to appear identical from all angles of approach
6 Acceptable to groups of varying ethnic backgrounds.

I create these by carefully hand folding the individual pages of books.  Just folding.  I do not cut or harm my books in any way.  

Photos shown are of past pieces, most of which have gone to their new forever homes.  
Exact colours and final appearances naturally vary from book to book.