Fires, flags, rent strikes, can-can dancers, escaped pelicans and
50 Years/50 Voices told the story of King’s Cross through the memories and anecdotes of local residents. Commissioned by King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, we were brought in to design the exhibition’s identity and content.
With a typeface based on 1950s railway boxcars we developed an identity that would bring to life the area and its vibrant history. Using the stories submitted by locals past and present we created 50 unique postcards with their personal photographs and stories, placing them in custom archive boxes inspired by photo collections found in attics around the country.
From raves at The Cross to political marches, lazy days by the canal to working on the railway, each memory told the story of a community that has undergone massive change over half a century.
With a diverse range of residents, tourists and a Pearly Queen visiting, 50 Years/50 Voices celebrated a unique area of London with an equally unique exhibition.