Previously I'd thought that Welcome was some 'grey' part of 'Big Pharma' but in fact the story of Henry Welcome is more interesting and the Philanthropy he demonstrated something to celebrate.
And in fact Graphic Design can Save your Life (perhaps) - nice to see Samaritans recent campaign included - the jury is probably still out on the Smoking adverts versus health warnings (or is it?) but the subject was well covered - with Silk Cut adverts deconstructed with the help of Semiotics (and quotes from David Lodge).
It was good to see too the AIDS and Samaritans' campaigns on show.
|William Price- He was a bit of an Eccentric|
I also took the opportunity to look at the Art displays and was much taken with traditional work in the Wellcome history I liked the Painting of William Price of Llantrisant (by A C Hemming) - Price was a pioneer in promoting cremation.
Also good to see 'the Garden of Earthly Delights' an Oil painting after Hieronymus Bosch.
But biggest buzz was to discover Eat 22 by Ellie Harrison - this shows commitment and book and video both great
Reminded me of my 365 project but wow
Here it is