20th Century Graphic Designer Abram Games was one of the industry / art form’s most influential figures. In the centenary year of his birth, The Jewish Museum in London have opened a major exhibition ‘Designing the 10th Century’, exploring Games’ career and artistic process. The naturally impressive display encompasses his work all the way from his earliest artistic experiments through to his most celebrated commissions.
Considered the foremost graphic designer of postwar Britain, Abram was awarded numerous prestigious public commissions over his 60-year career, including being appointed Official War Poster Artist during World War II and designing the first animated BBC ident. It’s an impressive career that’s all the more inspiring when seen together with personal artifacts from his family’s archive.
Silvertoad recommend that all fledgling designers take the time to see how different, yet effective poster design was back in post-war Britain.