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Abram Games: A Record of Britain’s Social History

Posted by Jon Dowling on

There is great news for our readers in the US. There is an exhibition at Rochester Institute of Technology running until the 9th of March on Abram Games (1914–1996).

Games was a prominent British graphic designer and a big favourite at Counter-Print HQ. The style of his work, refined but vigorous compared to the work of contemporaries, has earned him a place in the pantheon of the best of 20th-century graphic designers. In acknowledging his power as a propagandist, he claimed, “I wind the spring and the public, in looking at the poster, will have that spring released in its mind.”

Because of the length of his career, over six decades , his work is essentially a record of the era’s social history. Some of Britain’s most memorable images include those by Games. His work is recognised for its ‘striking colour, bold graphic ideas and beautifully integrated typography.’

This exhibition is only one of a few historic showings in the United States of Games’ pioneering graphic design work. Fifty posters, in addition to sketches, book covers, stamp designs, and more, will be on display.

Dates:
January 14th to March 9th 2019

Location:
University Gallery
Rochester Institute of Technology
166 Lomb Memorial Drive
James E Booth Hall, Room 2765
Rochester NY 14623

More Information:
rit.edu


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