Tom Eckersley is one of Britain's most celebrated poster artists of the 20th Century.
All of Eckersley's posters demonstrate his ability to convey a simple, direct message through economical and effective design. His style is instantly recognisable, due to his favoured use of bold, flat areas of colour, and his way of reducing figures and objects to flat geometrical shapes. He believed that a good designer could achieve far more with two colours than a wide range, as it was not the number of colours used but the way in which they are used.
In 1957 he became Head of the Design Department at the London College of Printing for which this poster was produced. His work can now be found in the V&A museum amongst other famous and respected galleries.
This beautifully simple 1985 exhibition poster is the perfect addition for any wall, great for anyone that has a keen eye for 20th Century design and typography.
It's most likely that these posters were used around the university campus for the intended purpose of advertising said event. The previous owner may have attended or even exhibited in the same event and acquired the poster as a souvenir?
As with most items of this nature it features wear commensurate with age, including discolouring, old pin holes, small tears, and some creasing, staining and other marks.
Measures approximately 48cm wide and 73cm tall.