WAR STORY: FIGHTING EXTREMES FROM EBOLA TO ISIS
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Aside from their horrendous impacts on humanity, ISIS and Ebola have much in common —British armed forces have been deployed against both threats. This was the focus of the topical display Drinkall Dean and studio HB were asked to design for the IWM for a second year running.
We displayed over 50 stunning photographs of troops helping out erecting medical tents in Sierra Leone and methods of tracking ISIS in a ‘salon’ style to give a ‘bigger picture’ of similar ways the army deal with such threats. On the other side of the display is the battle against ISIS, with cut-out figures used to train the local Kurdish Peshmerga and a soldier's boots with ID tags attached — a precaution taken should his feet be blown off by an improvised explosive device (IED). Walls and graphics were printed onto unfinished aluminium with a opaque ink cut following a strict 2 colour pallet.
In the centre of this gallery a mirrored display two interactive timelines that set out how Ebola spread throughout Africa and how similarly ISIS has gained and lost ground. The surfaces to cut and disjointed the surrounding imagery often slicing the 2 themes together.