Woodboring beetle is tiny, just like Swiss Army Knife, but it can achieve great things.


Woodboring beetles most often attack dying or dead trees. In forest settings, they are important in the turnover of trees by culling weak trees, thus allowing new growth to occur. They are also important as primary decomposers of trees within forest systems, allowing for the recycling of nutrients locked away in the relatively decay-resilient woody material of trees.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

Woodboring beetle. And traces they leave just like tiny artists.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

Latvia, Europe.

What story does your design tell?

Latvia is land of trees – large areas are covered with forests, our furniture and houses are made of wood, therefore woodboring beetles are common. Latvians also have superstition related to woodboring beetles. The red color used in design is dominant color of Latvian flag.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

Subtle vector lines – just like traces woodboring beetle leaves.

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Hell-o! My name is Jānis Jēkabsons. Usually you can see me generating pixels and vectorizing.

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