International design show designjunction has announced it will host the inaugural Dyslexic Design exhibition, looking into the connection between dyslexia and the creative industries.
The project, in support of the British Dyslexia Association, is to celebrate dyslexic designers’ during the London Design Festival, with the exhibition showcasing the positive effects of living with dyslexia and its close association with design.
Jim Rokos, Dyslexic Design exhibition founder, said: “It is my belief that I am able to design the way I do, because of my dyslexia and not despite it. I also firmly believe that other dyslexic designers have idiosyncratic styles because of their dyslexia.
“I am delighted designjunction shares my vision and desire to remove the unwanted and unwarranted stigma sometimes associated with dyslexia and in doing so change perceptions of it. We believe dyslexia is something that drives and inspires creative thought and design.”
Deborah Spencer, designjunction's managing director, added: “This is a subject matter very close to my heart. It is a great pleasure to support this brilliant project.”
To coincide with the exhibition, designjunction will donate a percentage of its 2016 ticket sales to the British Dyslexia Association at the end of the show.
The event takes place from 22-25 September 2016 at its new location on Granary Square at King’s Cross, with the theme being ‘Immersed in Design’.