FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer by Adrian Shaughnessy, 2013. Unit Editions, London, United Kingdom. 7.75 x 9.75, pp. 543. Design by Spin. The first comprehensive monograph of FHK Henrion.
“My nominee for the best design monograph of 2013 ... a tour de force of design, writing and editing…” — Steven Heller
The designer FHK Henrion has no equal in British graphic design history. No UK designer – then or now – can match his sheer depth of accomplishments and range of abilities. Born in Germany, he trained as a textile designer before becoming a skilled and celebrated poster artist. As a British citizen after WWII, he designed publications, exhibitions, household products, interiors and jewelry, and in the 1960s he became the founding father of modern corporate identity in Europe.
Henrion was also a notable design educator, and an energetic spokesman for his profession. 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 commercialization of the design profession in the 1980s.
A fine lavishly illustrated hardcover cloth book with a foiled cover slipcase that has been lightly marked/scuffed (not seen in photo). Out of print.