As part of the London Design Festival, designjunction will be playing host to the inaugural Dyslexic Design, an exhibition which explores the connection between dyslexia and the creative industries.
The project, running from 22 – 25 September at 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, is in support of the British Dyslexia Association, and celebrates the work of dyslexic designers across multiple design disciplines including product, fashion, illustration, home decor and fine art.
The Dyslexic Design exhibition, curated by leading UK homewares designer Jim Rokos, will challenge perceptions of dyslexia by accentuating the positive effects of living with dyslexia and its close association with design in a bid to remove the stigma sometimes associated with it.
More than 10 leading designers – all of whom are dyslexic – will showcase their work.
British design brand Vitamin, set up by brothers Chris and Andy Vernall in 2004, will be exhibiting, and made the point that the cause is close to their hearts, given out of its team of 10 designers, 8 are dyslexic.
Also with work on display will be industrial designer Terence Woodgate. Of the learning difficulty, the Red Dot winner recalls: “I failed my 11+ and so went to the best school in the country, Holloway Comprehensive. I hated English, because of the writing and it was obvious that I was a bit thick.
“Later, in my thirties, I was diagnosed dyslexic and I remember going to bed that night rather comforted that my condition had a name (the bonus was that everyone has difficulty spelling it). Then at 3am I woke up with the thought; Shit! Can you be thick and dyslexic?”
Confirmed designers also include: Sebastian Bergne, Kristjana S Williams, Tom Raffield, Tina Crawford, Rohan Chhabra, and Jim Rokos.
To coincide with the exhibition, designjunction will donate a percentage of its 2016 ticket sales to the British Dyslexia Association at the end of the show.
To donate and support the Dyslexic Design exhibition, please visit here.