IWM; Lost Artists
Posted: August 4th, 2014 by Alison
A few months back I was approached by the Imperial War Museum to help design some merchandise items for their shop to mark the Centenary of the First World War.
Bob and Roberta Smith were commissioned by the IWM to create a limited edition print, the ‘Lost Artists’. Painted with the names of just a few of the many artists, composers and poets who were killed in the First World War, this print asks you to think about what European culture would have been like if a whole generation’s creativity had not been distorted and destroyed by war. To accompany the print the museum also wanted to create a certificate for the artwork, a sketch book, scarf and a button with a reproduction of the print and words “How do we understand 1914 – 1918?”.
I kept the designs simple to not detract from the “Lost Artists’ style plus also working within the IWM brand guidelines.
You can buy the items in their museum shop or online following the link below.