Take a trip back in time with Me, You and the Zoo, the living archive of Chester Zoo.
It was mid 2014 and the BBC were busy readying Our Zoo, a drama chronicling the origins of Chester Zoo. The zoo themselves wanted to capitalise on the forthcoming surge of interest in its history, and was creating the offline campaign 'Me, You and the Zoo' to highlight key moments since the park's opening. But there was a wealth of historical documents, photographs, and videos that were missing from it.
Our response was to create a true online archive that held the history and memories of not only Chester Zoo but its loyal visitors too. It was a gateway to the zoo’s humble beginnings and to a time when children could get mere inches away from a Hippo’s hungry jaws. Launched and promoted alongside the episodic series, the site boasted large visitor numbers and continues to grow with new stories and memories to this day.
- Made with Code Computerlove in 2014
- Role: Design and art direction
- Team: Neil McLean (Development)