A Joyful Home for the Littlest Patients
Architecture & Interiors
Anyone confused by the term ‘environmental graphics’ need only pay a visit to England’s Royal London Hospital’s Children’s Trauma Center where the creative team at Studio Myerscough has created a graphically joyful environment as a welcome counterpoint to the dreary business of pain and sickness.
The British designer Morag Myerscough’s penchant for “strong color, big type, stripes, spots and puzzle-like arrangements of geometrical elements, assembled with an affinity for scale and drama,” was clearly tailor-made for lifting spirits.
And in emblazoning every common room, corridor, and even elevators, with a range of imaginative, color-happy illustrations and typography, Myerscough and her team have seen to it that the lives of suffering little ones need not be wholly defined by examinations, procedures and fear. Distraction, engagement, vivid beauty—and a dash of wonder—can be a potent cure for sagging spirits and broken bodies alike.