British Library
October 2019

This exhibition designed by The Design Kollektiv explores how Buddhism grew from its beginnings in 6th-century BCE India to having over 500 million international followers today. Visitors can explore how the life of the Buddha unfolded and what inspires Buddhist practice today through the outstanding beauty of Buddhist manuscripts and artworks in the largest exhibition of its kind ever held at the British Library.

At the entrance to the exhibition a large animated version of Burmese life of Buddha Scroll has been re-touched and animated in subtle 3D. The gentle movement in the piece is designed to calm visitors as they enter a dramatic but reflective environment.

Clay also created a graphic animation that simplified the complexity of the spread of Buddhism and its different practices through time.

★★★★ "gorgeous" Time Out
★★★★ "this show really excels, with stunning images everywhere" Londonist
"a rich display of treasures" Evening Standard

Exhibition Designers:
The Design Kollektiv