ASTERIX IN BRITAIN: The Life and Work of René Goscinny
The Jewish Museum, London
Working with Tom Piper and RFK Architects we designed an immersive and playful exhibition that explores the unique imagination of René Goscinny and the co-creator Albert Uderzo, of the Astérix comics.
René Goscinny’s story, from a childhood in Argentina to a glittering career that began in New York and flourished in Europe, is brought to life through rare original scripts, storyboards, photographs, films, sketches, dressing up stations and games.
The gems include his actual typewriter (it didn’t have an exclamation mark so he had to improvise his own); the scripts themselves; the earliest Asterix books. Inspired by Goscinny’s onomatopoetic texts we wanted to make it as visually striking as possible and, like stepping into a comic, would envelop you in good humour and leave you with comic zest for life.