We bought a large quantity of vintage posters at auction recently…
… all the work of Frederic H K Henrion.
They have a wide range of dates and subject matter.
These examples were reprinted for an exhibition at Staffordshire Polytechnic in the 1980s. The Polytechnic was the first place to offer a graphic design course largely based upon the influence of Henrion.
They were reproduced in limited edition runs and many of them are actually signed by the artist.
F H K Henrion OBE was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1914. After studying & working in Paris, he emigrated to England in 1939, adopting British nationality in 1946.
During the 1940s & 50s, he worked for advertising agencies and publishers – and was Art Editor of Contact and Futura magazines. In 1951 he established the design consultancy, Henrion Design Associates.
He produced designs for numerous organisations such as the Festival of Britain, London Transport, IBM, KLM, BEA, BOAC, the British Ministry of Information, the US Office of War Information, Olivetti and Tate & Lyle.