Posters

These fantastic bus posters were designed by 4 students from Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, in response to the research carried out by our clients into brain injury during WWI.

The research material included soldier's medical records, case notes, photos, paintings, books, sound recordings and more!

The wonderful artwork is currently being showcased around Cambridge on 28 Stagecoach and Whippet buses until 21st July 2019.

Designs by Alice Nguyen

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The text is a quote from the case notes of Patient G.S. (1918) and reads: "His speech is peculiar to himself...words come from him with a splutter continuously and at regular rapid intervals, like the splutter of a machine gun with handle turned at moderate speed. This rapid fire of speech he keeps up for hours, full of threats, exclamations and unrefined abuse..."

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Designs by Cecelia Wood

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Text reads: "In WWI shrapnel shells were introduced. These exploding canisters of ball bearings were very effective in trench warfare as they targeted the head, the most exposed part. In response to this, helmets were introduced in 1915/16. Previously soldiers only wore cloth hats."

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Designs by Kezia Hulse

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Text reads: "WWI saw changes in the way that wounded soldiers were cared for. New technologies including blood transfusions, control of infections and improved surgeries ensured that, although many men were permanently wounded, many more survived."

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Designs by Sam Bryson

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Text reads: "'Shell Shock' was a term introduced in 1915 by Cambridge Medical Officer, Charles Myers. It was thought to be caused by soldiers being exposed to exploding shells. Medical staff started to realise that there were deeper causes. Many men were suffering the symptoms of shell shock without having even been in the front lines."

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IMPACT! - The Artwork

Posters spotted in Cambridge

I struggled with a lot of issues, especially how I felt my father’s personality had changed and Headway Cambridgeshire helped me a lot at that time in my life. They made me feel much less alone and I’ll always be grateful for that.