Tom Eckersley

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Tom Eckersley (1914-1997) was an English poster artist known for his use of bold, bright colors and simple block shapes. During WWII he was a cartographer for the Royal Air Force and created designs for the General Post Office. In 1947, Art and Industry magazine described his approach to design as scrapping the “non-essential, by the perfect mating of chosen word with chosen picture, he wings the total message.” A year later he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to poster design.

The Visual Arts Data Service has a great collection of his work.

via VADS & WW2Poster

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Sam says:

November 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

We’re lucky enough to carry the complete archive of his work at our university, London College of Communication. Nice to see him getting recognition from across the pond!


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