University of Brighton Design Archives

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General view of the Kinoplakat 60/70 exhibition of Czechoslovak film poster design at the Hub Roof Gallery, 8 August until 27 September 2009. 20 posters on loan from the Icograda Archive, University of Brighton Design Archives.

Design Archives lends posters to new exhibition

An exhibition of Czechoslovak Film Posters from the 1960s and 1970s bearing witness to a unique era of non-commercial film advertising under a politically restrained regime – the art-form of the film poster at its artistic peak.  The exhibition entitled KINOPLAKAT 60/70 takes place at the HUB National Centre for Craft & Design Roof Gallery…

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A purple and yellow cinema poster for a Satyajit Ray film called 'The Chess Players' on at The Academy Cinema One, Oxford Street (no date). Graphic design by Peter Strausfield. One of three posters donated to the University of Brighton Design Archives.

Cinema posters donation

A recent gift to the University of Brighton Design Archives from Robin Plummer, Dean of the Faculty 1975-1989, comprises three signed posters by the graphic designer Peter Strausfeld. Peter Strausfeld (1910-1980) taught graphic design at Brighton College of Art between 1959 and 1980. Throughout this time he continued to design posters for the Academy Cinema,…

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Woman in orange jumper looking at a framed advertising image for BOAC at the British Design Exhibition in North America (no date), picture taken from the Willy de Majo Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

Willy de Majo Archive comes to the University

Willy de Majo played a significant role within the international design community in the second half of the twentieth century. He founded the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, whose archive came to the university in 2003, and was vocal in his support of designers and in his defence of their professional status. De Majo’s…

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Orange, green and black book cover. Book written by Victor Margolin, titled 'The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies'. Image from the University of Brighton Design Archives.

Donation from leading design scholar

The Design Archives are pleased to announce a generous donation from one of the leading figures in design studies, Professor Victor Margolin of University of Illinois, Chicago. Margolin’s gift brings significant supplementary material to the holdings of the Design Archives. Author of key texts in the field and a founding editor of the journal Design…

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