Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

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Now in a second and updated edition, this ambitious book examines the varied and vital relationship between graphic design and health. First published to coincide with the GraphicDesign& exhibition of the same name at Wellcome Collection, London, public-facing examples from practitioners past and present are included, ranging 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. Contributing designers, design writers and health professionals answer the question posed by the title, foregrounding how graphic design impacts on what we notice, what we understand and the actions we take – and the essential role it plays in matters of life and death.

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

Sarah Schrauwen Lucienne Roberts Rebecca Wright



Contributers include

Kelli Anderson, Build, Margaret Calvert, Rejane Dal Bello, Experimental Jetset, Hara Design Institute, Mervyn Kurlansky, PearsonLloyd, Dan Reisinger, Paula Scher, Katie Scott, Studio Dumbar


2017 / 2018
110 x 178mm
256 pages Including 135 images
perfect bound
cover in one special, gloss laminated
250gsm Symbol Card
text pages in full colour
115gsm Magno Gloss 
ISBN 9780957238145