The Big Zipper – The Design Council


The Big Zipper was a project produced by the Design Council in association with the BBC that was intended to drive creativity and entrepreneurialism in teenagers.


A set of posters to encourage teenagers to feel valued, to feel that they had important ideas of their own and that they were capable of great ideas too. Armed with posters, blocks of post it notes and worksheets, thousands of schools and youth groups around the country set about attacking the tasks set by the piece, hopefully inspiring in the process the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

A1 posters encouraged kids to open up to new ideas

Each poster encourages kids to look for different ways to innovate and improve things

Armed with post it notes, kids took worksheets and wrote down their ideas

Posters demonstrated the inspiration behind many other inventions