Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
edited by Lucienne Roberts, Rebecca Wright, and Sarah Schrauwen
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.
Paperback | 256 pages | GraphicDesign& | 2017/2018