Thursday, April 19, 2007

One Week till World Graphic Design Day & FHK Henrion

It's not a well publicised celebration, but Friday 27th April is World Graphic Design Day. The date was chosen because on this day in 1963, Icograda, the world body for graphic design was founded. There's a gallery on the Icograda website of current design from around the world which is worth checking out.

Leading up to next Friday I thought it would be fun to post images from famous designers. Most will be well known to graphics people, but artist and illustrator friends might find them interesting.

I'll start with FHK Henrion, who was one of the founding members of Icorada. He was a German born designer who studied in Paris and spent most of his career working in France and England. During the 1950's he was an art director at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

Images above: 1. Future Magazine ( 2. Fortune Magazine ( 3. Both images 3 & 4 are from