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Fathoming the British Temperament: Hans Schleger - Graphic Designer

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Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

108A Boundary Road

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Hans Schleger (1898-1976) is well-known as one of this country’s most inventive and talented graphic artists, particularly for his iconic design of the London Bus Stop in 1936. After training in Berlin in the early 1920’s he worked for several leading New York advertising firms where he became known for his quintessential images of the English. After returning to Germany, conscious of the rise of Nazism, he left for London in 1932. There, his work caught the attention of leading progressive advertisers, such as Shell and the London Passenger Transport Board [LPTB]. This lecture will focus on Schleger's work from the 1930’s and the memorable imagery he produced during the Second World War including that for the LPTB.

Dr. Jonathan Black FRSA is currently a Senior Research Fellow in History of Art at Kingston University. He has published widely about British art and culture of the First World War and the inter-war period. His most recent publication is: Winston Churchill in British Art, 1900-Present Day: The Titan With Many Faces (Bloomsbury: March 2017).

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road and Maida Vale are 10 minutes’ walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within easy walking distance.

By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.

Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road (free at weekends) and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.

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Students, those in receipt of state pensions, housing or council tax benefits, those on income support, those claiming jobseekers' allowance and anyone registered disabled.

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Please email learning@benuri.org or call us on 0207 604 3991.

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