A stunning Exhibition of Iconic Graphic Design & Advertising
Although this site isn’t a What’s On guide, you sometimes see something great you wan to share with people. This is one.
Abram Games: Maximum Meaning, Minimum means
Crossley Gallery 19th June to 26th September 2010
This is an exhibition that almost anyone can enjoy. You’ll have seen some of these classic pictures in old books or design & art manuals. Here are the original pieces of artwork & a display of sketches. Displayed in the wonderful Dean Clough Gallery, so why not treat yourself to a brew & cake at the Viaduct Cafe below afterwards.
Here’s the official bit…
Born of Latvian parents in Whitechapel and effectively self-taught, Abram Games (1914-1996) was one of Britain’s most distinctive graphic artists. From the ATS?recruitment poster that is a WW2 icon, to imagery for the Festival of Britain – as well as in a host of definitive promotions for the likes of Guinness, Shell and London Transport – Games branded the public memory. This stunning exhibition was originally organised by The Design Museum and has been generously curated for Dean Clough by Naomi Games. It includes some 70 posters, sketches, original works, product designs and DVD films. Books and postcards can also be purchased.