Living with Machines Exhibition for Leeds City Museum and The British Library
  • Client: Leeds City Museum and The British Library
  • Industry: Arts & Culture
  • What we did: Digital, Print, Visual Identity

Living with Machines is the latest exhibition at Leeds City Museum about human stories from an industrial age.

Hand Drawn Pixels created the identity and marketing material to run across the city. We also designed the exhibition panels and a massive wall graphic.

Industrial Revolution and today’s world of ‘big tech’

Living with Machines is co-curated by Leeds City Museum and the British Library, this exhibition will reveal the surprising parallels between the Industrial Revolution and today’s world of ‘big tech’. Discover the origins of football leagues, fast fashion and the 9-to-5 working day and what they can tell us about surviving and thriving in a fast-moving city.

We collaborated with Duke Makes to realise our concept of an interactive ident for children, allowing them to engage with the giant cogs. Find out more about the process here

The research project

Living with Machines is supported by Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation. The exhibition is inspired by the Living with Machines research project, delivered by The Alan Turing Institute in collaboration with the British Library and partner universities.⁣