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Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

Explore the relationship between graphic design and health in our current exhibition.

Comprising over 200 objects including hard-hitting posters, illuminated pharmacy signs and digital teaching aids, 'Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?' considers the role of graphic design in constructing and communicating healthcare messages around the world, and shows how graphic design has been used to persuade, to inform and to empower.

This exhibition highlights the widespread and often subliminal nature of graphic design in shaping our environment, our health and our sense of self. Drawn from public and private collections around the world, it will feature work from influential figures in graphic design from the 20th century, as well as from studios and individual designers working today.

'Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?' is curated by graphic designer Lucienne Roberts and design educator Rebecca Wright, founders of publishing house GraphicDesign&, with Shamita Sharmacharja at Wellcome Collection.

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Our opening times will change for the bank holiday, between 27 May 201828 May 2018. Please check our modified opening times for details before you travel.

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Access information

This exhibition is on level 0

Step-free access is available to all floors of the building

Large print guides, transcripts and magnifiers are available in the gallery


Exhibition highlights

Workshops, talks and tours


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