In 2017, Plinth has partnered with Wellcome Collection to produce a new range of merchandise.
They say an image speaks a thousand words; in the case of Plinth’s new range of products, we could take that number down to three or four. ‘Keep clear of me’, for example, is expressed with a blue rectangle inside a yellow square – that is, according to the International Code of Signals which we’ve made into a series of five pin badges. The symbols were originally used on flags by navy and commercial shipping vessels to send messages across both distance and language barriers; after all, when you want to make yourself understood, there’s no time to whip out a dual-language dictionary or beckon someone into earshot. Sometimes, an image is all you need.
Each box set contains five pin badges:
DELTA "Keep Clear of Me"
KILO "Communicate with Me"
OSCAR "Man Overboard"
UNIFORM "Running into Danger"
YANKEE "I Am Dragging My Anchor"
Plinth x Wellcome Collection
5 enamel badges with brass plating, manilla board box