Abram Games: Graphic Designer

Catherine Moriarty, Naomi Games, June Rose

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored


Abram Games (1914-96) was one of the twentieth century's most innovative and important graphic designers. His remarkable career spanned 60 years, during which time he was responsible for some of the most enduring images ever produced in Britain. Games produced hundreds of posters as well as stamps, book jackets and emblems, including those for the Festival of Britain (1951) and BBC Television (1953). Other clients included British Airways, the Financial Times, Guinness, Shell and London Transport. During the Second World War he was appointed Official War Poster Artist and designed 100 posters. His personal philosophy of 'maximum meaning, minimum means' gave all his works a distinctive conceptual and visual quality. This book, the first ever to be published on Games and accompanying a major exhibition at the Design Museum, features 180 colour illustrations of his best-known work as well as examples of unpublished designs and progressive sketches from his own extensive archive.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLund Humphries
ISBN (Print)0853318816
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • graphic design
  • advertising
  • poster
  • design


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