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Lunchtime Talk: Abram Games & The Festival Of Britain Symbol

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Plymouth Athenaeum

Derrys Cross

Plymouth

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In 1948, two years after being de-mobbed, ‘Official War Poster Artist’, Abram Games, won the competition to design the symbol for the Festival of Britain. This was to be a significant event in his six-decade career, establishing him as one of twentieth century Britain’s most respected graphic designers.

The ‘Britannia’ emblem was versatile and memorable. The same can be said of its designer’s work. In 1951 Games’s Festival contribution helped to give colourless post-war Britain a much-deserved ‘tonic to the nation’.

His daughter, Naomi, will tell the story of the design of the symbol, drawing on Games's personal archive.

This event is part of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's 'Museum On Tour' programme.

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