Designspiration: Turtles

Today's designspiration comes from one of my favorite creature friends, the turtle. My daughter and I have found ourselves on several occasions rescuing a poor little guy who seemed to be stuck right in the middle of the street.  Though slow, they certainly seem to be determined to get to their destination.  

Much has been written about the plight of the sea turtle which is an endangered species.  Unfortunately, they face many natural obstacles but their increasing threat comes from humans which may drive them to extinction. Ancient mariners they are, and hopes are high that somehow they will survive.

Their beauty and intrigue are on display in literature, art and design.  Here are just a few examples.