Fuckin' Awesome: Abram Games / by Zan Barnett

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So I probably should have know about this guy ages ago, but just learned about the genius of Abram Games after reading David Airey's article about his posters and design career. 

Abram Games' work can be summed up pretty simply: 'Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s great graphic designers, and the only person in army history to be given the title of Official War Poster Artist.'

  www.abramgames.com

www.abramgames.com

Games was born in 1914 and spent his entire life working in London (this next part I'm ripping directly from Wikipedia but it's a pretty good summary): Because of the length of his career – over six decades – his work is essentially a record of the era's social history. Some of Britain's most iconic images include those by Games. An example is the "Join the ATS" poster of 1941, nicknamed the "blonde bombshell" recruitment poster. His work is recognised for its "striking colour, bold graphic ideas, and beautifully integrated typography"

  www.abramgames.com

www.abramgames.com

  www.abramgames.com

www.abramgames.com

Abram Games was an incredibly prolific designer and his style is recognizable and extends beyond his amazing poster work into stamps, book covers, and even product design, creating the Cona Coffee percolator in 1962. That's pretty much all the meaningful thoughts I have to contribute on this badass, but there's a TON of great information out there in you want to read further. 

AND even better: almost every poster Games created in his 60+ year career is available to purchase HERE.

Check out some of my favorite posters and work below.

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