Born in Germany in 1914, FHK Henrion trained as a textile designer before becoming a poster artist. As a British citizen after WWII, he designed publications, exhibitions, household products, interiors, and jewelery, and in the 1960s he became the most important figure in modern corporate identity in Europe.
He was also a notable design educator. He published books, wrote articles, lectured extensively and was the force behind numerous design organizations. He was also a designer with a social conscience, and a designer who rebelled against the over-commercialisation of the design profession in the 1980s – ironically, a profession that he had helped to create.
As this lavishly illustrated book shows, he was the designer of some of the most celebrated logos and identities of the 20th century: Tate+Lyle, KLM, Blue Circle Cement, and LEB.
Author: Adrian Shaughnessy
Publisher: Unit Editions
Size: 7.5 × 9.6" / 190 × 245 mm
Binding: Hardback, foiled cover and slipcase