50 Years of Illustration accompanies the launch of a new book of the same title by Professor Lawrence Zeegen, Dean of the School of Design. The book charts the rich history of contemporary illustration, from the rampant idealism of the 1960s to the digital explosion of the 1990s as well as the increasing diversification taking place in the twenty-first century.
HOPE poster by Shepard Fairey.
The exhibition is part of a trio of shows named 160, that includes Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating the centenary of five pioneers of the poster and Stereohype 2004-2014, which celebrates a collection of 1,000 button badges.
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.
Dylan poster by Milton Glaser.
Speaking about the exhibitions, Professor Lawrence Zeegen explains: “160 at London College of Communication celebrates the work of numerous influential designers and illustrators across the past 100 years. Reflecting the disciplines of graphic design, typography and illustration, all taught and researched within LCC's School of Design, this trio of exhibitions has been curated to inspire and inform today's and tomorrow's generations of design creatives. Launched during the London Design Festival 2014, 160 aims to highlight the invaluable connectivity between design industry and design education, many of the exhibitors across all three exhibitions having studied or taught at London College of Communication.”
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John LP cover by Ian Beck.
Private View: Thursday 18 September 2014, 6-9pm
Opening Times: 10am – 5pm (Saturday 11am until 4pm and Sunday closed)