National Theatre Posters: A Design History

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This book contains an enormous range of posters from over 50 years of programming at the National Theatre. Across the decades, the National Theatre’s poster designs have been the responsibility of just five individuals: Ken Briggs, the theatre’s first graphic designer; Richard Bird; Michael Mayhew; Charlotte Wilkinson; and Ollie Winser. These posters, when viewed collectively, comprise both a history of design at an institution central to British cultural life, and a case study of the way the poster as a medium has evolved in Britain in the last half-century.

Author: Rick Poynor
Designer: Spin
Publisher: Unit Editions
Language: English
Size: 8.5 × 12" / 216 × 310 mm
Pages: 256
Publication: 2017
Binding: Foiled hardback with 2 Pantone colour wrap; buckram cover foil backed