Horrible Histories®: Spies
Exhibition Design and Art Direction
A major exhibition brings to life the world's best-selling children's history series.
This hand-on family exhibition explores the role of spies in the Second World War. The colourful room sets filled with over 300 bespoke graphics including lenticulars, interactives and floor artwork creates an immersive experience for all the family.
One of the biggest design challenges is recreating the larger-than-life room sets taken from the original Horrible Histories book. Martin Brown and his studio are given detailed illustration briefs and redraw these wonderful environments, which are applied as wallpapers.
Streets ahead of many other exhibitions I’ve seen aimed at children... It’s engaging, fun and informative.
Exhibition developed in association with Scholastic UK, author Terry Deary, illustrator Martin Brown, and IWM. Photos © IWM.