Alex Dils

Visual Design

Venom Medicine

For this project I designed all of the labels and illustrations for the bottles which were found objects. Venom Medicine was inspired by Bill Haast, a previous director of the Miami Serpentarium Laboratories, a facility that produces snake venom for medical and research use. Bill Haast is known for studying a very unique style of medicine which consisted of him injecting himself with snake venom. I found Bill Haast's research to be fascinating and began to do further research as to why and how he became involved with this ancient medicine. I wanted to combine the aesthetic of vintage medicine bottles, with unique designed labels depicting snake venom oils.

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