Most research institutes host some type of distinguished lecture series, where they invite luminary scientists to give guest seminars. But at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill linkurl:biology department,; invited speakers are truly distinguished by being immortalized on slick linkurl:concert posters.; Each biology "gig" poster is hand screen-printed by Chapel Hill's linkurl:The Merch,; a design duo that usually creates band posters and t-shirts, rather than biology bulletins. linkurl:Bob Goldstein,; a UNC evolutionary and developmental biologist, spoke with __The Scientist__ about how the school's linkurl:biology posters; end up looking like collector's items, and not just lackluster placards that get tacked up at most academic conferences.
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