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A black and white graph from the W H Mayall Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives

W H Mayall

A colour photograph of WH Mayall with Lord Snowdon - page 29 from a folder compiled by Mayall as a summary of his career (1939-1974). Taken from the WH Mayall Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘With Lord Snowdon’. Page 29 from a folder compiled by Mayall as a summary of his career (1939-1974). Uncatalogued (WHM-1).

W H Mayall (1923-1998) began his career as a draughtsman in the aviation industry. In 1959 he moved to the Council of Industrial Design, later becoming Senior Projects Officer. He lectured, wrote articles and books, liased with industry and mounted conferences and exhibitions. This collection of papers reflects all aspects of his work and also the design education projects that he undertook after retirement. They reveal his frustration with the limitations in the Council’s approach to its task and the alternative vision he evolved for it.

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A black and white photograph of a typescript for paper by WH Mayall titled The Designer's Demands Upon the Ergonomist showing a Design Process Outline from 1961. Taken from the WH Mayall Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘Design Process Outline’ (1961). Photograph of a typescript for paper “The Designer’s Demands Upon The Ergonomist”. Uncatalogued (WHM-2-8).

The cover of the More Value by Design book, edited by WH Mayall (1971). Published by the Council of Industrial Design. Cover design by Sally Elstub, DipAD, from valve gear of the K Major diesel engine. Taken from the WH Mayall Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘More Value By Design’ (1971). Edited by W H Mayall. Cover design by Sally Elstub, DipAD, from valve gear of the K Major diesel engine. Published by the Council of Industrial Design. Uncatalogued (WHM-3-4).

Page one of a typescript for paper by WH Mayall titled The Designer's Demands Upon the Ergonomist from 1961. Taken from the WH Mayall Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘The Designer’s Demands Upon The Ergonomist’ (1961). Page 1 of typescript for paper. Uncatalogued (WHM-2-8).

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Sirpa Kutilainen • January 1, 1998


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