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.”
Zim & Zou are a French graphic design duo composed of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann. Together the team creates rich and unique works of art in intricate paper sculpture, with each piece crafted, cut and assembled by hand. Their work has been exhibited at the Pompidou Centre in Metz, and they are frequently commissioned to contribute their unique and playful works, recently by Time and by Hermès, where they have crafted whimsical and beautiful new worlds in the luxury brand’s shop windows. Read more about Zim & Zou.
Get a glimpse at Zim & Zou’s process creating these beautifully detailed paper sculptures.
Photos courtesy of Zim & Zou.