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Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? [Updated edition]

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The second and updated edition of this ambitious book examines the varied and vital relationship between graphic design and health, focusing on work that demonstrates how communication strategies and visual languages are employed to persuade, inform, prevent and ultimately protect.

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? was first published to coincide with the opening of the exhibition of the same name at Wellcome Collection, London – a museum that explores the connections between medicine, life and art. Co-curated by GraphicDesign&, with Wellcome Collection, the exhibition includes work by practitioners past and present alongside historical work from Wellcome Library and other archives. The exhibition was open from 7 September 2017 until 14 January 2018 and had a total of 109,279 visitors over 110 days.

The book is structured according to the six sections of the exhibition: Persuasion, Education, Hospitalisation, Medication, Contagion and Provocation. It features public-facing work by mostly contemporary graphic designers from around the world: from unbranded cigarette packaging to apps about the human body, minimalist pill packaging to hospital information systems, and urgent public health warnings to revolutionising health awareness campaigns. Alongside are answers to the question posed by the title, from contributing designers, design writers and health professionals that give valuable insight into the design process.

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? – a book that demonstrates how graphic design impacts on what we notice, what we understand and the actions we take – and the essential role graphic design plays in matters of life and death.

The second edition of the book includes four extra projects over 16 pages, and is printed on a high gloss paper.

 

An energising read that shows just what graphic design can do.

Creative Review – Books of the Year 2017

This well-illustrated book perfectly shows the vital need for good graphic design.

Designer Daily

What [made] this exhibition so successful is that health is perhaps the perfect field to help visitors don the shoes of the designer. How do you convey intermittent pain, for instance, in a way that transcends language? Design an anti-smoking campaign that will fit on a postage stamp? Or explain how leprosy spreads with simple pictures?

New Scientist

Top 10 exhibitions of 2017.

Design Week

This great little book … is so nicely and intelligently done and has such a lovely format, my preferred size for the tube or longer bus rides.

Marion Wesel-Henrion

Great! I hadn't realised how much graphic design has become part of medical signage.

Wellcome Collection visitor feedback

Excellent exhibition on graphic design and how it can save your life. Shout out to the curator.

Wellcome Collection visitor feedback

 

editors
  • Sarah Schrauwen
  • Lucienne Roberts
  • Rebecca Wright
with contributions by
  • Kelli Anderson
  • Build
  • Margaret Calvert
  • Rejane Dal Bello
  • Hara Design Institute
  • Mervyn Kurlansky
  • PearsonLloyd
  • Biman Mullick
  • Marie Neurath
  • Dan Reisinger
  • Paula Scher
  • Katie Scott
  • DJ Stout
  • Studio Rubio Arauna
  • and many others
and comment from
  • Experimental Jetset
  • Kenya Hare
  • Steven Heller
  • Adrian Shaughnessy
  • Studio Dumbar
  • Thilo von Debschitz
  • and more
  • Standard format paperback
  • 110mm × 178mm
  • 256pp
  • Perfect bound
  • Cover in oneĀ special
  • Symbol Card 250gsm, gloss laminated
  • Text pages inĀ full colour
  • Magno Gloss 115gsm
  • Including 135 images