BioArt: Vibrant Paper Vaccines, Vitamins and Controversial Farming

07/05/2016 - 3 minutes

Zim & Zou are a French duo making colourful 3D models. Their vibrant art raises awareness of the food industry, healthy eating and children’s vaccination.

zim_zou_hiv_gates_art_saving_a_life_bioart_biotech_graphic_designZim & Zou is the graphic design studio of Thibaut Zimmerman and Lucie Thomas, based in Nancy (France).

After studying design, the two 28-year olds moved away from digital work to focus on tangible installations made out of thread, wood and paper. Their impressive list of clients has included IBM and TIME magazine, amongst others.

Recently their work has veered into the BioArt field through a project integrating a Gates Foundation initiative (‘The Art of Saving a Life‘), which covers the stories behind Vaccine development and research into infectious disease – including works of bioartists like Katherine Dowson.


For The Art of Saving a Life, the pair created intricate paper sculptures of needles, syringes and droppers with which vaccines are administered.

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