The great Hans Schleger

Art & Industry covers (colour coded by month), 1950

Manual covers for Fisons Pest Control, 1956-64

Type style and shop posters for Mac Fisheries, 1952-59

Showcards and adverts for W.Raven & co Ltd., 1946-50

I found a copy of 'Zero: Hans Schleger - A Life of Design' last week and have been absorbed in it since - there are just so many truly great pieces of design in it. Schleger's wife and design partner, Pat Schleger collated the book in 2001 as a retrospective of his work.

Schleger was originally from Berlin and became one of the first 'émigré' artists/designers to take the modernist approach of European advertising to the US in the mid 20's. He returned to Berlin briefly in 1929, but emigrated to the UK when Hitler came to power. Pat joined his studio as a designer in 1949 and they married 7 years later. Together as Hans Schleger Associates they created identities and promotional material for high profile clients including Penguin, British Rail and the Edinburgh International Festival. Hans died in 1976 but Pat kept the company going and continued producing fantastic work for the Royal Academy and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

I particularly love the work they did for the Edinburgh International Festival (below) from 1966, when they designed the first festival logo, through to 1978.

All images copyright Pat Schleger.

Wed 22 Oct 2008

Posted under: Design , Things to buy , Inspiration

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