50 Years of Illustration




10am - 5pm, Mon to Fri 11am - 4pm Sat, Closed Sun

Free Event



100 + 50 + 10
London College of Communication hosts a programme of design-related exhibitions and events celebrating 100 years of poster design, 50 years of illustration and 10 years of Stereohype's button badge series.

‘50 Years of Illustration’ looks at contemporary illustration’s impact on design, while popular culture is investigated through introductory essays and profiles of leading practitioners, accompanied by examples of their greatest work. The exhibition accompanies the launch of a new book of the same title by Professor Lawrence Zeegen, Dean of the School of Design.

'Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating the Centenary of Five Pioneers of the Poster' celebrates the work of Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand, who were well-known for creating iconic and memorable posters. The exhibition comprises of a unique set of prints created by Alan Kitching and Monotype commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of these five giants of graphic design. A poster has been created in the spirit of each individual’s work and using the typefaces associated with each individual. Also exhibited alongside Alan’s work will be posters designed by Eckersley, Games, Henrion, Müller-Brockmann and Rand.

'Five lives in Posters'. John Walters (Eye Magazine) chairs a discussion celebrating the legacy and centenary of the five legends of poster design featured in Alan Kitching's exhibition. Joining John and Alan are Lars Muller, Jessica Helfand, Tony Brook, Naomi Games and Dan Mather.

'Sterohype: 2004-2014' celebrates ten years of London-based graphic art label and online boutique Stereohype, sister company of design studio FL@33, and their popular button badge collection. This tenth anniversary exhibition also marks the fact that the collection, created by over 300 contributors, will reach its 1,000th button badge this September, with each badge being showcased including an anniversary poster and badge project specially commissioned for the occasion.

London College of Communication (LCC)
Formerly London College of Printing, LCC is the largest constituent College of the University of the Arts London and our students automatically become members of Europe's largest university dedicated to art, communication, design and related technologies. The School of Design constitutes a unique learning community made up of staff, fellow students and guest speakers from a diverse range of creative disciplines and cultures. www.arts.ac.uk


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