The Great War Exhibition

King Edward’s School and the Great War opened as an exhibition in the School Chapel in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War and the 1,400+ Boys and masters from the school who fought in the war.

We worked with the School in developing an identity for the exhibition, which consisted of personal artefacts from the Boys such as letters and photographs of their service uniform and also the use of graphical symbols associated with the war, like the poppy. We used these to create a powerful identity to illustrate their stories and the impact the war had on the Boys and their families, the School and the city of Birmingham.

We continue to work with the School to create their exhibitions, such as the second phase of the exhibition in 2016 which commemorated the centenary of the Battle of the Somme and the 52 Old Edwardians who lost their lives. The delivery of identity included the artwork for specially made exhibition panels to fit the architecture of the School, graphics for pop-up counters, images for interactive ipad displays shown at the exhibition and other printed collateral such as a bookmarks.

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