The Big Picture

World War One* Inspiring Remembrance

1914 - 1918*2014 - 2018

A big idea

"The Big Picture” is a pan-European video installation designed to creatively commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War.

2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. This centennial offers an opportunity to reflect and commemorate in new and inspiring ways."The Big Picture" is a series of large-scale public video installations designed to combine familiar themes of remembrance with contemporary techniques such as info-graphics and data-visualisation. The project will run for four years and across several European countries.
Video graphics and animations will be projected onto iconic buildings across Europe. The sheer scale of these immersive projections are immediately surprising and designed to effectively communicate with a modern, data savvy audience. Raw statistics and educational graphics will be animated and displayed alongside more familiar wartime motifs. Audiences will be provided with a unique opportunity to engage, learn and form their own, considered, opinions..

Creative collaboration

The Big Picture is a European creative collaboration. Creative, accademic and technical Partners are involved in each country to realise this project.

When can I see The Big Picture

The Big Picture is a series of events that will run over the course of the centenary from Aug 2014 – November 2018. Details of each event will be published on this website. Sign up for our newsletter for up to date notifications. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Where can I see The Big Picture?

The Big Picture will be operating throughout europe. The curative hub of the project will be based in London. To find out more and to stay up to date with all events please sign up for our newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Who is behind The Big Picture?

The Big Picture is conceived and produced by large format video specialists - The Colour Project. The Colour Project is a multidiscipline creative hub and visual production resource. We design content and engineer display technologies for pop-up projection campaigns, corporate presentations and epic architectural mapping shows.


Of All Combatants Became Casualties


Of Serbias Total Population were Killed


Of All Russian Combatnts Became Casualties

Battle of the somme

German Casualties

British Casualties

French Casualties

Creative development

Liverpool Limestreet Media Screen

Liverpool Limestreet Media Screen

Old Billingsgate London

Marble Arch London

Marble Arch London

The Royal Liver Building

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

Liverpool Limestreet Media Screen

Liverpool Limestreet Media Screen

Battersea Power Station

Houses of Parliament Visualisation

Houses of Parliament Visualisation

Houses of Parliament Visualisation

Digital Escalator Screens

Digital Media Screens

Advertising Spaces

Miners in WW1

Llandudno Promenade


How do we make sense of the vast scale and of all the data surrounding the First World war ?


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    Partner Organisation
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    City of Vienna’s agency for the creative industries
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    Scott Addington

    Author of The First World War Fact Book and The Great War 100 infographics.
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2014 We need Your help* We need your Talent* We need your Support 2018

Get involved

Please pledge some time or support to help this project reach the widest possible audience. This is an open call to all data visualisers, infographic artists, historians, motion graphic designers and videographers.

If you are a company looking for a great sponsorship opportunity we would love to hear from you.


Get in Touch


Get in Touch

Get in touch

We welcome your involvement. We are actively canvassing support in three main areas. Creative Partnerships. Financial Partners and General Support.

Do you have any
questions or comments?

The Colour Project
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1 Old Billingsgate Walk,
London, EC3R 6DX