British Design from the 50s to 70s
Some of my favorite peaces from the exhibition on British Design from the 50s at V&A in London...
Some of my favorite peaces from the exhibition on British Design from the 50s at V&A in London…

Just got back from London… Had the “London calling” moment, as they say… Very happy to have had the time to visit the British Design 1948-2012 exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Very well done… The exhibition presents the British art & design of the various forms: fashion, print, digital, product, etc. I felt as if I was having a pleasant walk-through the British culture.

Design has always fascinated me because of its power to portray the personalities / identities of a particular culture – be it that of a country, an organization or an individual creator – the artist or designer himself… Most often they are so interlinked, aren’t they?

Here are a few peaces that I particularly liked:

Right: Poster announcing the opening of the National Theater. Designed by Tom Phillips in 1976.Left: Festival of Britain poster by Abram Games, 1951.
Left: Poster announcing the opening of the National Theater. Designed by Tom Phillips in 1976.
Right: Festival of Britain poster by Abram Games, 1951.

 

Left: Nite Tripper poster for UFO nightclub by Michael English (1941 - 2009). Britain, 1966.Right: Elevation drawing of Balfron Tower Rowlett Street, Poplar by Erno Goldfinger (1902 - 87). Britain, 1965.
Left: Nite Tripper poster for UFO nightclub by Michael English (1941 – 2009). Britain, 1966.
Right: Elevation drawing of Balfron Tower Rowlett Street, Poplar by Erno Goldfinger (1902 – 87). Britain, 1965.

 

David Bowie by Terry O’Neill, 1974.
David Bowie by Terry O’Neill, 1974.

 

Poster for the exhibition "This is Tomorrow"at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Britain, 1956
Poster for the exhibition “This is Tomorrow” at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Britain, 1956

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