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Design

£12.50

Product description

A new title in the Design series, looking at McKnight Kauffer's work for Shell, Underground and The Post Office among others.

Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) was the most celebrated graphic designer working in Britain in the twentieth century. Born in Montana, he left America before the first world war to travel throughout Europe absorbing the influences of the Cubists and the German poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein. At the onset of war he settled in London. Seeing himself as a painter, he allied himself with the London Group and the Vorticists. He worked at Roger Fry's Omega Workshops with Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and in 1915 was commissioned by Frank Pick, then the publicity manager at London Underground. This was the beginning of a client-designer relationship that lasted throughout the 1920s and '30s, only ending when Kauffer returned to New York in 1940. His posters, brilliantly coloured and strikingly modern, struck London like a Cubist thunderbolt. Soon other clients, Jack Beddington at Shell, Sir Colin Anderson at the Orient Shipping line, the Daily Herald - the instantly recognisable Birds in Flight poster.

Although used and read/looked at, it is in excellent condition. It has a very clean dust jacket which is slightly bumped at the top edges. Lots of colour pictures and a foreward by David Gentleman.

Item details

Author(s):
Compiled by Brian Webb and Peyton Skipwith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 22cm
Edition:
First 2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851495207
ISBN-13:
9781851495207
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Antique Collectors' Club
Title:
E. McKnight Kauffer - Design

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A new title in the Design series, looking at McKnight Kauffer's work for Shell, Underground and The Post Office among others.

Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) was the most celebrated graphic designer working in Britain in the twentieth century. Born in Montana, he left America before the first world war to travel throughout Europe absorbing the influences of the Cubists and the German poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein. At the onset of war he settled in London. Seeing himself as a painter, he allied himself with the London Group and the Vorticists. He worked at Roger Fry's Omega Workshops with Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and in 1915 was commissioned by Frank Pick, then the publicity manager at London Underground. This was the beginning of a client-designer relationship that lasted throughout the 1920s and '30s, only ending when Kauffer returned to New York in 1940. His posters, brilliantly coloured and strikingly modern, struck London like a Cubist thunderbolt. Soon other clients, Jack Beddington at Shell, Sir Colin Anderson at the Orient Shipping line, the Daily Herald - the instantly recognisable Birds in Flight poster.

Although used and read/looked at, it is in excellent condition. It has a very clean dust jacket which is slightly bumped at the top edges. Lots of colour pictures and a foreward by David Gentleman.

Author(s):
Compiled by Brian Webb and Peyton Skipwith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 22cm
Edition:
First 2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851495207
ISBN-13:
9781851495207
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Antique Collectors' Club
Title:
E. McKnight Kauffer - Design

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