Museum of the Order of St John

The Museum reopened in November 2010 in its medieval Gatehouse in Clerkenwell, London. It tells of a thousand years of history, from the Crusades to the modern-day St John Ambulance. Our graphic design, an integral element of Metaphor’s refurbishment, is inspired by contemporary documents from the Order’s library, and is screenprinted to oak panels and etched into concrete. Two sequences of illustrations were commissioned to engage younger visitors: Christopher Wormell worked in linocuts, emulating medieval woodcuts; and Isabel Greenberg’s lively pen and ink drawings recall the London of Dr Johnson.