ICS Pin Badge
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In 2017, Plinth 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 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.
Plinth x Wellcome Collection
Enamel badge, brass plating, manilla board