Winter 2018

Health redrawn

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

Wellcome Collection, London
7 September 2017 – 14 January 2018
Curated by Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright, with Shamita Sharmacharja, Wellcome Collection
Exhibition design: LucienneRoberts+; Universal Design Studio

Graphic design plays a part in almost every area of our daily lives. But can it actually save your life? Lucienne Roberts’ and Rebecca Wright’s exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on London’s Euston Road dangles this provocative question as bait to lure the visitor into an exploration of the complex relationship between graphic design and health.


Abram Games’ poster I’m Looking for You, 1941. Part of a series commissioned by Her Majesty’s War Office.
Top: The displays for the ‘Medication’ portion of the exhibition. Installation photographs by Andrew Meredith for Universal Design Studio.

L0023767 The malaria mosquito forming the eye-sockets of a skull

Peter Buwert, design ethics researcher, educator, Edinburgh

Read the full version in Eye no. 95 vol. 24, 2018


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