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Abram Games: A Record of Britain's Social History

Monday, January 14, 2019 to Saturday, March 9, 2019
Reception

Abram Games (1914–1996) was a prominent British graphic designer.

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 recognized for its ‘striking color, 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.