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Help LEPRA fight Leprosy

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1980s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (designer)
    LEPRA Health in Action

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR7

Physical description

Screenprinted poster promoting the charity LEPRA. The poster depicts the black silhouette of a child's face, seen in profile. The crown of the head is displaced, and the space forms a map of the world, with the northern hemisphere coloured white, and the southern hemisphere (except for most of Australia) coloured red. The image is set against a white background, and above is the message, 'help LEPRA fight Leprosy: 20 million people suffer today'. To the right of the image, in the lower section of the poster is the charity's address, 'LEPRA, British Leprosy Relief Association, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1P A1'. All lettering is printed in black ink, except for the word 'Leprosy', in the main heading, which is printed in red.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (printed)


ca. 1980s (printed)


Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (designer)
LEPRA Health in Action

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

At the top of the poster, printed in black letters, except for the word 'Leprosy', which is red

'LEPRA / British Leprosy / Relief Association / 50 Fitzroy Street / London W1P A1'
Charity's address, to the right of the image, in the lower right corner of the poster, black typeface

The poster is signed lower left, printed in black ink


Height: 76 cm, Width: 51 cm

Descriptive line

Screenprinted poster promoting the Leprosy charity LEPRA, designed by Tom Eckersley, United Kingdom, probably 1980s


Paper; Printing ink


Screen print

Subjects depicted

Continents; Heads; Charity; Children; Maps; Profiles; Disease


Prints; Health; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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