Get ready for the coolest thing you'll see all day. Kevin Van Aelst photographs everyday household objects, but does so in a way that also helps explain basic life processes, like DNA, EKG or fingerprints. Above you'll see an image of what appears to be some sort of DNA chart ... as told through a photograph of gummi worms. Perhaps my favorite is Aelst's fingerprint series, in which he uses items like a casette tape, Cheez Doodles, yarn, mustard, pie crust and, um, cat poop to accurately illustrate the human fingerprint.

Lee from Boing Boing points out: "While the depictions of information--such as an EKG, fingerprint, map or anatomical model--are unconventional, the truth and accuracy to the illustrations are just as valid as more traditional depictions. This work is about creating order where we expect to find randomness, and also hints that the minutiae all around us is capable of communicating much larger ideas."

Check out the fingerprint collection below, and the rest over at Kevin's website.

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