Tuesday 9th of January at 12:15 Naomi Games gives The lecture “MAXIMUM MEANING, MINIMUM MEANS’ – the life and work of Abram Games” in lecture room A at flverholt 11
Naomi Games is the daughter of Abram Games. She grew up watching her father work in his studio in their family home and studied design at the London College of Printing, London. Following her father’s death in 1996 she completed his last commission. She is the author of several books for children and also several on her father. Naomi now runs Games’s considerable archive.
Abram Games (1914-96) was one of the 20th century’s most innovative and important graphic designers; producing some of Britain’s most enduring images, which are a now a fascinating record of social history.
His career spanned 60 years during which he produced hundreds of posters as well as stamps for
Britain, Jersey and Israel, book jackets and emblems, including those for the Festival of Britain (1951) and BBC Television (1953). Other clients included British Airways, the Financial Times, Guinness, Shell and Transport for London. During World War II he was uniquely appointed Official War Poster Designer. It was Games’ personal philosophy of ‘maximum meaning, minimum means’ that gave his works their distinctive conceptual and visual quality.
GESTAGANGUR is a lecture series
by The Department of Design and Architecture at Iceland Academy
of the Arts.
The lecture will be in English
and open to the public.