Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Venetian binds

Venetian binds

The illustration was commisioned by ICON for an article about Dr Rachel Armstrong. She is a synthetic biologist who has designed an artificial cell programmed to form a limestone reef that would shore up the crumbling foundations of Venice.

ICON illustration Spread 1
ICON illustration spread 2
ICON illustration - detail