‘Forensics: The anatomy of crime’ was an exhibition at Wellcome Collection that explored the history, science and art of forensic medicine. Travelling from crime scene to courtroom, across centuries and continents, it explored the specialisms of those involved in the delicate processes of collecting, analysing and presenting medical evidence.
The typographic concept draws from the work of Alphonse Bertillon, whose ‘God’s eye view’ brought methodological rigour to the new possibilities offered by photography. Each plane of letterforms allude to the enlightened moment when evidence becomes clear and concrete.
A signifier of human decay, the green bottle fly provides a beautiful and ugly centrepiece to the advertising campaign.