Mary Seacole memorial statue programme, by Jon Daniel


Designer Jon Daniel has created a souvenir programme for the historic unveiling of a statue of Mary Seacole.

Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who set up an area for wounded servicemen to recover during the Crimean War in the 19th century.

The statue, which has been erected at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London’s Westminster, is the first ever statue put up in the UK in memory of a named black woman.

Daniel’s souvenir brochure for the occasion is an A6 concertina-folded piece of paper, with bronze metallic foil blocking.

The programme aims to “mirror the unveiling nature of the ceremony”, says Daniel, through the use of a laser-cut floral pattern based on the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal charity’s emblem, which masks the illustrated image of the statue on the page below.