Vaccines: A masterpiece in the making
Vaccines are one of the greatest advances in human history. They have saved millions of lives, and led to better health and opportunity for children and families everywhere.
The stories behind this success and the future promise of immunization must be told.
They are stories of risk and bravery, the passion and dedication of scientists, the love of parents, and the determination of health workers.
The Art of Saving a Life is a collection of these stories, as told by more than 30 world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians.
The project is commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Zim & Zou were inspired by the global goal to reach all children with the vaccines they need by 2020. Working with an explosion of pastel colored paper, the duo have created a palette of the tools used to give vaccines, including traditional needles and syringes, and the droppers for rotavirus and polio vaccines. “The clean composition and the quantity of the elements introduces the idea of numbers, order, professionalism and devotion to the cause,” they write. The colourful paper is playful, full of joy and life - a direct link with a child’s universe.
“There’s nothing more important than a child in good health. By our small gesture, we hope to encourage people to make their own small gesture, and thus help to reach every child by 2020, all together.”
Client - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation