Posters from Five 20th Century Design Masters

Beyond their established status as master poster desigers of the 20th century, Paul Rand, Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, and Josef Müller-Brockmann have something else in common: this year is the 100th anniversary of their birth. To mark the occasion printmaker Alan Kitching has partnered with Monotype to create a series of prints paying tribute to these design masters. Kitching has created a series of posters in the spirit of each of the five, which also employs typefaces associated with their work.

Until October 16, 2014, examples of the famous five's posters are being exhibited alongside Alan’s complementary work in an exhibit at the London College of Communication in London, England, entitled Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating the centenary of five pioneers of the poster. Work from the five in the exhibition is shown below.

Paul Rand
The Art Directors Club, 1988. Courtesy of the Paul Rand Estate

Paul Rand
UCLA Summer Sessions, 1993. Courtesy of the Paul Rand Estate

Paul Rand
Minute Man, 1975. Courtesy of the Paul Rand Estate

Paul Rand
Eye, Bee, M, 1981. Courtesy of the Paul Rand Estate

Abram Games
ATS, 1941. Estate of Abram Games

Abram Games
BOAC, 1950. Estate of Abram Games

Abram Games
5 million Guinness Daily, 1958. Estate of Abram Games

Abram Games
London Transport at London’s service, 1947s. Estate of Abram Games

Abram Games
Carfree Carefree, 1967. Estate of Abram Games

FHK Henrion
Young America, 1942. Kind permission from Marion Wesel-Henrion

FHK Henrion
12th Icograda Student Seminar, 1986. Kind permission from Marion Wesel-Henrion

FHK Henrion
Olivetti: the new lettera 32, 1961. Kind permission from Marion Wesel-Henrion

FHK Henrion
BSAA, 1948. Kind permission from Marion Wesel-Henrion

FHK Henrion
For Liberty Exhibition, 1981. Kind permission from Marion Wesel-Henrion

Tom Eckersley
Cyclists, keep them clean, 1947. Kind permission of Dika Eckersley.

Tom Eckersley
Equus, 1981. Kind permission of Dika Eckersley

Tom Eckersley
Imperial War Museum, 1981. Kind permission of Dika Eckersley

Tom Eckersley
Urgent, please return, 1975. Kind permission of Dika Eckersley

Tom Eckersley
Victoria line, 1968. Kind permission of Dika Eckersley