Running time: 28 minutes
The late German-born Frederick Henri Kay Henrion, doyen of the British graphic designers, trained in Paris but was brought to England by the Crown Agent for the Colonies in the late 1930s to design propaganda posters. Thereafter he remained in London, rising to the top of his profession.
He has been President of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers, of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and of ICOGRADA (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations); Vice President of the Royal Society of Arts and Master of the prestigious Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry. He has received many awards, he has lectured widely in Europe and America, he has written books on design; and, in addition to the graphic design for which he is best known, he has designed exhibitions, sculpture, jewellery and product design.
In this recording he describes his major work. He finds visual design a most fulfilling occupation, especially as it can do so much in explaining complex ideas in a simple way; and, he says, with the advance of electronic communication, the challenge of visual control, creativity, unity and continuity is enormous.
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