Remembrance: guest blog post for the Noun Project

You might know Ed Harrison from his Pocket Pictograms collection featured on The Noun Project. He is a talented designer from Brighton, UK, and he is currently raising money for his Kickstarter campaign ‘Remembrance’. This post comes from Ed Harrison himself. We hope you enjoy and support his campaign

"The First World War is slowly losing its relevance to younger generations - not because we don’t care, but because it doesn’t appear on our ‘world’s radar’. The older generation who kept the stories and memories alive are no longer here. Old photographs of trenches, gas masks and war horses don’t truly reflect the hardship inflicted, simply because we can’t relate to them. For something to be relevant it needs to be brought into our periphery, cause empathy and understanding, so that we can connect with the experience. 

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Remembrance is a web campaign that aims to connect younger generations to events of the First World War 100 years ago. The website combines contemporary design, animation and interactive info graphics to create an engaging and inspiring narrative that will develop and evolve over the next 4 years of the Centenary. The outcome will be a meaningful and dynamic experience, which can be revisited and shared as we recall the war years.

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Pictograms are a fundamental aspect of the campaign design, creating a visual language that younger audiences can understand and relate to. A layer of interactivity is added through the online experience – the scroll or hover of a mouse, or the touch or slide of a finger, can bring the pictograms to life when navigating through the website narrative.

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My bank of WW1 pictograms will naturally grow over the next four years, as I continue to develop visual content for the campaign. I plan on sharing this collection online through the Noun Project, with the hope that others will download them and create their own personal projects that pay tribute to those involved in the First World War. 

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I am currently raising money to fund this ambitious campaign through Kickstarter. I have produced a range of printed and digital memorabilia alongside the website, to be sent out to all those supporting this project, to serve as reminders of the Centenary.

Please support the Remembrance campaign by making a pledge to the Kickstarter page, and share it with others who believe in the cause.”

One hundred years ago today is the day recognised as the beginning of the First World War, and I’m packing my bags for a short trip to Flanders Fields in Belgium. 
From 1914-1918 the homes and fields of Flanders were turned into a battlefield, and a million soldiers were wounded or killed. There is no other region that tells the story of the war in such depth. This will be an incredible opportunity to gain inspiration for the Remembrance campaign - there are hundreds of monuments of great historical significance, and museums which explain different aspects of the conflict in an interactive way.
Click here to support the Remembrance campaign through Kickstarter

One hundred years ago today is the day recognised as the beginning of the First World War, and I’m packing my bags for a short trip to Flanders Fields in Belgium. 

From 1914-1918 the homes and fields of Flanders were turned into a battlefield, and a million soldiers were wounded or killed. There is no other region that tells the story of the war in such depth. This will be an incredible opportunity to gain inspiration for the Remembrance campaign - there are hundreds of monuments of great historical significance, and museums which explain different aspects of the conflict in an interactive way.

Click here to support the Remembrance campaign through Kickstarter

Remembrance Short Film

After weeks of writing, designing, storyboarding, and editing, the short film outlining my plan for the Remembrance campaign is finally finished. I am currently raising money through Kickstarter to fund the campaign, so please follow this link to make a donation if you believe in the cause.

The film was shot by very talented friend Max Smith, and the beautiful backing music was created by Darren Harper

Last week I launched a crowdfunding page to raise money for Remembrance, a web campaign that aims to connect younger audiences with events of the First World War. I have produced a range of visual memorabilia to serve as reminders of the Centenary for all those supporting this project. 

Please check out the Kickstarter page to pledge for any of the above memorabilia, and contribute to the cause.

Pelican books x super superficial

Earlier this year Pelican Books revealed their new identity for its relaunched classic, non-fiction series. They approached Super Superficial to create an accompanying t-shirt series to be launched with the books. 

Matthew Young (art director of Penguin Book covers) and Louise Z Pomeroy (in-house designer at Super Superficial) contributed to the collaboration, and I am proud to say I was chosen to create Pelican-inspired design alongside London-based artist Ryan Todd. 

They were screen printed last week and are now on display in the Super Superficial shop window in Covent Garden. You can purchase the t-shirt’s online through their website here.

Penguin Books recently revealed the new identity for its relaunched Pelican imprint, home of many non-fiction classics. The logo is a continuation of the bird in flight designed by Edward Young and used on the series’ covers when first launched in the late 1930s. Creative Review covered the rebrand in detail here.
The first volumes are coming out in May, alongside an exciting collaborative illustration project I have been involved in. More posts on this to follow shortly!

Penguin Books recently revealed the new identity for its relaunched Pelican imprint, home of many non-fiction classics. The logo is a continuation of the bird in flight designed by Edward Young and used on the series’ covers when first launched in the late 1930s. Creative Review covered the rebrand in detail here.

The first volumes are coming out in May, alongside an exciting collaborative illustration project I have been involved in. More posts on this to follow shortly!

Skiing Gastein: From Frost to Froth

I’ve finally finished a short film of a trip I recently took to Gastein in Austria, shot on a GoPro and Canon 60D. Enjoy!

The Creperie: Brand and Interior Design

For the past year and a half myself and Michael Hillman have been working on the full brand and interior design of The Creperie on Brighton seafront. It’s been a huge amount of work for the two of us and there have been a lot of sleepless nights, but it has come together even better than we envisioned it!

We have a huge case study for this project which we need to get together at some point, but for now check out this selection of pictures from the interior photo shoot with the amazing Simon Eldon.

There And Back Again

I recently returned from a 6 week trip that I did with a couple of mates along the west coast of Europe in a converted van. Here’s the final edit of a short film I put together from the GoPro footage that we shot along the way. 

The Escape Committee Website

The Escape Committee is a Brighton based design agency who specialise in creating high level experiences through the web and film. Over the years they have worked with some of the worlds leading music organisations such as ABRSM and IMG Artists. 

I recently worked in collaboration with them to design their new website, which showcases selected client projects and their ongoing creative activities. Playing a lead role in such a big project was an exciting yet unnerving experience! We are now working together to develop a fresh identity for the agency, which builds upon some of the concepts and visual language which I created for the site.

Check out the feature the website got on The Best Designs