George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain

George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain

A new graphics show opens in London at the end of January 2020. House of Illustration are showing the first ever retrospective of the Polish-Jewish émigré George Him, who brought European modernist aesthetics to British graphic design. The exhibition spans his long and versatile career as both

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Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics

Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics

House of Illustration is showing an unprecedented exhibition of original Cuban propaganda posters and magazines. Much of Cuba’s iconic graphic design is instantly recognizable the world over. But alongside the familiar image of Che Guevara, Cuban artists have produced uncompromising design and illustration to deliver Cuba’s revolutionary

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Picturing Science by Marie Neurath

Picturing Science by Marie Neurath

House of Illustration is currently showing ‘Picturing Science’, an exhibition demonstrating the process of transformation from early ideas for picture books, research documents and initial sketches to final page spreads and bold book covers.

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‘Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit’

For House of Illustration’s ‘Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit’, YiMiao Shih has created a series of ‘relics’ from the UK’s imaginary rabbit population, including large-scale embroidered epics, newly minted 52p and 48p coins and aeroplane landing cards for rabbits stripped of their British citizenship.

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Ludwig Bemelmans: Sketches for Madeline

Ludwig Bemelmans: Sketches for Madeline

The House of Illustration is showing the wonderful Ludwig Bemelmans Sketches for Madeline – the UK’s first exhibition dedicated to Bemelmans’s sketches for this most classic of picture books that has sold over 14 million copies since its publication in 1939.

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