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Alphabet of Life — 26 Life Principles
Alphabet des Lebens — 26 Prinzipien der Natur
2016–2018 University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2016 National Taiwan Normal University
Biomimicry — 26 Life Principles
Life Principles are design lessons from Nature. Based on the recognition that Life on Earth is interconnected and interdependent, Life has evolved a set of strategies that have sustained over 3.8 billion years. Life’s Principles represent these overarching patterns found amongst the species surviving and thriving on Earth. Learn more on Biomimicry.net and alphabet-des-lebens.net


Experimental Design Projects — inspired by Nature's Principles
Graphic design students from the University of Applied Arts Vienna designed maverick ideas to promote the 26 Biomimicry Life Principles in a playful way. They illustrated, photographed, shot videos, designed fonts and cooked a meal based on Nature's design lessons.

Dominik Einfalt A — Evolve to Survive
A.de.Le. scientific team A to Z — 26 Life Principles and 26 Champions in the Ecosystem of a Tree
Monika Ernst A to Z — 26 Champions
Joohyun Lee, Masha Sizikova, Elisabeth Kopf N Q X S W Z — 6 Principles to Cook a Meal
Monika Ernst B — Replicate Strategies that Work
Sarah Borinato D — Reshuffle Information
Theresa Hattinger G — Maintain Integrity through Self-Renewal
Theresa Hattinger M — Cultivate Cooperative Relationships
Viktor Foeldi T — Use Multifunctional Design
Marianne Stålhös V — Fit Form to Function
Jakob Axel Brix Y — Build Selectively with a Small Subset of Elements
Lennard Weber A E I N R W — 6 Principles to Design a Poster
Joohyun Lee Z — Do Chemistry in Water
Joohyun Lee, Andreas Palfinger A to Z — Bioversum Poster
Andreas Palfinger A to Z — Hydrousa
Dominik Einfalt, Monika Ernst, Elisabeth Kopf A to Z — Countdown







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Evolve to Survive
Dominik Einfalt
Evolution in One Year — The history of Planet Earth put to a 365‑days calendar
Video 4:06


4,5 billion years compressed into one year ... ... 1 Jan Birth of Earth — 25 Feb Life appears — 28 Mar Photosynthesis — 16 Aug Multicellular organisms — 17 Sept First Sex — 15 Nov Fungi — 20 Nov Vertebrates and fish — 22 Nov Land plants — 24 Nov Insects — 02 Dec Amphibians — 06 Dec Reptiles (Dinosaurs) — 13 Dec Mammals — 18 Dec Birds — 20 Dec Flowers — 24 Dec Asteroid — 31 Dec 11:30 Homoids — 23:36 Homo sapiens sapiens — 23:59:00 Agriculture — 23:59:58 Industrial revolution — 16 Feb the year after next Explosion of the sun ... ... Scientific data from “Earth’s Calendar Year&rdquoc ... ... www.biomimicry.net ⤑


A to Z
All Life Principles
A.de.Le. scientific team:
Elisabeth Kopf (design concept)
Timo Kopf (scientific curator)
Monika Ernst (scientific illustration)
26 Life Principles and 26 Champions in the Ecosystem of a Tree
View PDF ...





A to Z
All Life Principles
Monika Ernst
26 Champions
Paintings on wood








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N Q X S W Z
Life Principles see below
Joohyun Lee & Masha Sizikova (still photography)
Elisabeth Kopf (artistic concept)
6 Principles to Cook a Meal
Paper tablecloth, sponsored by ZIRP Insekts ⤑ and Landscape Honey Austria ⤑

The Life Principles Menue — 6 Champions for Lunch:
Apetizer — N — Dried Insects Starter
Soup — Q — Root Vegetable Soup
Salad — X — Dandelion and Poppy Flower Salad
Main course — S — Mushroom Ragout
Dessert — W — Honey Ice Cream and Honeycomb Waffle
Drink — Z — Glas of Water







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B
Replicate Strategies that Work
Monika Ernst
Mimicry — Many types of wasps use warning colours and warning patterns to signal to potential predators the danger of their poisonous sting. Using resembling warning signals reinforces the effect. Many defenceless insects without stings imitate the same colour pattern in order to deceive their enemies.
Illustration



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D
Reshuffle Information
Sarah Borinato
Snaffe & Elefanfly
Illustration




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G
Maintain Integrity through Self-Renewal
Theresa Hattinger
Maintain Integrity through Self-Renewal
Comic




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M
Cultivate Cooperative Relationships
Theresa Hattinger
Cultivate Cooperative Relationships
Comic




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T
Use Multifunctional Design
Viktor Foeldi
Multifunctional Letters
Font design



araan basian = green design



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V
Fit Form to Function
Marianne Stålhös
Play it!
Game




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Y
Build Selectively with a Small Subset of Elements
Jakob Axel Brix
Functional Letters
Font design




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A E I N R W
6 Master Life Principles
Lennard Weber
6 Principles to Design a Poster
Poster for a Biomimicry lecture by Regina Rowland at the University of Applied Arts Vienna





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Z
Do Chemistry in Water
Joohyun Lee
Water
Video 1:35



Joohyun Lee
Whirld
Video, 1:28




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A to Z
All Life Principles
Joohyun Lee, Andreas Palfinger
From Universum to Bioversum
Poster





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A to Z
All Life Principles
Andreas Palfinger
Hydrousa
Science illustration and video 0:20







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A to Z
All Life Principles
Dominik Einfalt, Monika Ernst, Elisabeth Kopf
Countdown — Social media campaign
26 preview videos and 1 total video 2:30