Designs of the times

Oddly enough, the day after I posted a (rare) Robin Day poster on here, news has broken of his death.

He was of course far more of a furniture designer than a graphic artist.

Robin Day roomset for Festival of Britain Design Council slide

This is a roomset he designed for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and I’d willingly move into that tomorrow.

He only really designed posters in the early years of his career – pretty much up until the Festival.

Robin Day Festival of Britain exhibition of science poster

But as a giant of British post-war design, he very much deserves remembering here. ¬†And there’s a very good obituary in the Guardian today if you want to read more.

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