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Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

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Photograph of two visitors in the Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? exhibition space looking at a display case.
Visitors in the Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? exhibition, David Bishop. Source: Wellcome Collection.

What is the relationship between graphic design and health?

This exhibition highlighted the widespread but often subliminal nature of graphic design in shaping our environment, our health and our sense of self. Through more than 200 objects such as hard-hitting posters, illuminated pharmacy signs and digital teaching aids, it considered the role of graphic design in communicating global healthcare messages, and how it has been used to persuade, inform and empower.

Drawn from both public and private collections, 'Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?' featured work from influential figures in graphic design from the 20th century, and from studios and individual designers working today.