Here’s our top 5 list of our Visual Minute Events and Rich Picture Illustrations for 2016!
We are so lucky and grateful to have worked on these and many other projects in 2016. So many of our clients work on inspiring and creative projects and strive to make a difference in the world.
This year, we continued to combine our resources and supporting causes that we are passionate about from gender equality, freedom of speech, world peace and the environment. For Earth Day, we created a short animation and a series of images for social media that showed the effects human have on the environment and how small changes made in our everyday lives can be a big help in saving the planet.
Knowing how valuable social media can be to promote causes, we approached English PEN and offered to create portraits to help promote their series of demonstrations and fundraising events in May. We created portraits of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova, and Italian writer Roberto Saviano to coincide with their scheduled events in May. According to Cat Lucas, Programme Director of the Writers at Risk at English PEN, new visuals on social media can refresh the plight of unjustly imprisoned writers and renew public awareness, especially since many of them have been serving sentences that have lasted years.
During the summer, English PEN contacted us to produce illustrations to accompany their blog post series #RefugeesWelcome on PEN Atlas about the refugee crisis.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
We created an animation and poster for The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow based on their Preventing Maternal Deaths project, a collaborative effort with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The project seeks to reduce the maternal mortality rate by giving guidance to doctors on how to assess the risk of indirect causes of maternal mortality in unwell patients. The animation and poster focused on how physical and mental health conditions can lead to complications and death for pregnant women. The poster was distributed across the UK to all A&E departments and medical assessment units.
Camp Expo at NHS Expo 2016
At this year’s NHS Expo 2016 in Manchester we decided to expand our version of graphic facilitation and launched two new Visual Minute services to offer at events – digital illustrations and Instamations. We created an exhibition space at the Camp Expo booth and asked people to share with us their dreams and frustrations. We created a large mural that stretched around the exhibition space and captured people’s thoughts through Instamations, digital illustrations and scribing.
In November, we attended the RISING16 in Coventry, a two day conference organised by RISING Global Peace Forum, to provide visual minutes and digital illustrations. We were so taken by the discussions and presentations and had an incredible amount of inspiring material to create six murals and 30 illustrations. Topics included the legacy of murdered British MP Jo Cox, the refugee crisis, the aftermath of the US election, women in politics, girls’ education, and faith and fear.
Thank you to all of our wonderful clients and supporters of our work. We’re looking forward to 2017 and the new projects we’ll be developing.
If would like to know more about any of these projects, or anything else we’ve worked on, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org