Exhibition: George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain

This exhibition runs from Fri, 31st Jan 2020 to Sun, 10th May 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

31st Jan 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)  <– Today
1st Feb 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
2nd Feb 2020  
(11am - 5:30pm)
3rd Feb 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
4th Feb 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
5th Feb 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
6th Feb 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Fri, 31st Jan 2020

Cost: £8.80

The first ever retrospective of the Polish-Jewish émigré who brought European modernist aesthetics to British graphic design.

Spanning George Him’s long and versatile career as both an independent designer and as one half of the prolific Lewitt-Him partnership (1933-1954), the exhibition will include iconic wartime propaganda posters for the Ministries of Food and Information, corporate branding for El Al airlines and adverts for clients like Schweppes, Technicolor, the Post Office and The Times.

Him’s distinctive blend of hard modernist lines and empathetic humour marked his varied output, from reportage and book illustration to his era-defining branding and advertising. The exhibition will display previously unseen working sketches, original artwork and ephemera alongside Him’s most celebrated work, revealing one of the most important graphic artists of the 20th century.

This exhibition is part of Insiders/Outsiders, a nationwide arts festival taking place from March 2019 to March 2020 to celebrate refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British culture.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


House of Illustration,

2 Granary Square, King's Cross London,

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