University of Brighton Design Archives

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Detail from an Arnold Rothholz designed Post Office Savings Bank poster. Taken from the Arnold Rothholz Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

H A Rothholz

Hans Arnold Rothholz (1919-2000) was born in Dresden. He arrived in Britain in 1933 and enrolled at the Reimann School where he studied commercial art and display design. Rothholz went on to design posters for clients including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) and the Post Office. In the late 1940s he…

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A colour photograph of a metal wall lamp with a red lamp. Taken from the Bernard Schottlander Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

Bernard Schottlander

Bernard Schottlander (1924-1999) is best known for his public sculpture. He began his career as a welder and plater and attended evening classes in sculpture at Leeds School of Art, later transferring to the Central School of Arts and Crafts where he studied industrial design between 1949 and 1951. Schottlander went on to teach metalwork…

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A cropped version of an original black and white portrait of Alison Settle

Alison Settle

Alison Settle (1891-1980) was a prolific journalist, a champion of women’s rights, editor of Vogue, and a contributor to the work of both the Council for Art & Industry and the Council of Industrial Design. Her archive comprises a body of papers offering insights into the worlds of fashion, textile and clothing manufacturing, design promotion,…

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The Vokins department store was a mainstay of the Brighton retail scene for over one hundred years until its closure in the 1997. The archive includes a wide variety of records: photographs, documents, press cuttings, ledgers, plans, and correspondence. These relate to staff, sales, stock, store development and promotion. As a case study of an…

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