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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”