fhk: life & legacy


…his career can be crudely divided into two halves: first, there was the wartime poster artist; second, the hard-edged corporate identity specialist of the 1960s and 1970s. But it is my contention that there is a defining third phase, marked by his withdrawal from consultancy life in 1980 when he freed himself from commercial pressures and took up various causes that linked him to the more progressive wing of graphic design: causes such as design education; the championing of radical designers through his writing and his membership of AGI, and his readiness to speak out against the Thatcherisation of the design profession…

a short piece by adrian shaughnessy on fhk henrion over at unit editions

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