V&A Museum: 'Day of the Dead' Event

I was commissioned to design, create and run on the day a Mexican inspired Ofrenda. The idea was to use simple shapes inspired by Mexican culture: skulls, flowers, insects and use them as dynamic background for white slabs that would get progressively decorated on the day by people attending the event. Part of the challange was to keep all elements as light a possible as I was restricted with adhesive due to museum regulations. So the idea was to layer as many paper cut elements in order to mimic Mexican altars and achieve richness and dynamic. As the event was a part of Frida exhibition I designed Head-Skull to be a main feature of the altar and then it was digitalised as a T-shirt design. The energy on the day was amazing and I felt honoured to add my input to the celebrations. Positive feedback from thousands of participants was topped up by email from David Judd, Creative Projects Manager at V&A: “Hi Wojtek. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful Ofrenda. It looked spectacular, and I greatly appreciate all the work that went into designing and making it. In addition the quiz design looked stunning to.” Amazing experience!

From initial sketches to computer mock up
Cutting all elements and positioning on the floor
Test of positioning of prepared cut outs
Ready for the event!
Colours and Skulls!
The T-shirt was created specially for the day and due to demand is now available to purchase here.

Team Credits

Wojtek London

  • Artist and graphic designer

Project Tags


  • V&A


    • Arts and Culture
  • V

    Victoria + Albert


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    Wojtek London
    Artist and graphic designer