The image was discovered by Stephen Gschmeissner via a scanning electron microscope which uses a finely focused beam of electrons to construct a 3D image of each specimen that can be magnified up to a million times.
Designer Marc Bessant who selected and developed the image expands; “I was struck by how simple, honest and sensuous the music was sounding with just the two elements - Peter and the strings. ‘Two’ was important - two parts, two acts, two songs, two albums - a shared experience, one dependent on the other.
I wanted the images and colours to be seductive and sensual (touching on sexual), perhaps even a little tense, a relationship between one another. The eventual micrograph of corpuscles was perfect - so graceful and calm, yet with all the passionate, fleshy associations that blood carries” Marc Bessant.