Earlier this year, students from our Graphic Communication Design programme were invited by the Jewish Museum in London to visit Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games.
Not only a hero of twentieth century British graphic design, Abram Games was also a Central Saint Martins alumnus. The exhibition visit encouraged interaction between a younger generation of designers and work by this figurehead of the discipline.
A brief was drafted by museum staff, in consultation with our academic staff Catherine Dixon and Emily Wood, inviting students to respond to the exhibition.
Craft and storytelling
The students found ample inspiration in Games’ craft and storytelling, and in the social ends to which his work was often directed. One student was even prompted to participate in an airbrushing workshop hosted by the museum.
A showcase earlier this month then offered us the opportunity to share students’ work and insights with the original commissioning team. Among the people present were Tali Mendelsohn, Marketing and Events Consultant for museum, and Naomi Games, daughter of Abram Games and author of several books on her father’s work.
The exhibition on Abram Games runs until 18 January 2015.
– Graphic Communication Design programme