Artist - Abram Games
Estate of Abram Games
Abram Games, born 1914, died 1996. Designed posters for London Transport 1937-1976
- Educated; Evening classes; 1932-1936
Abram Games was also known by the name 'Olympic' Games.
Abram Games left St Martins School of Art after just two terms. To pursue his dream of becoming an artist, he worked for his father as a photographer's assistant and then at a commercial design studio. In 1936, Games won a London County Council poster competition and decided to become a freelance commercial artist. He soon secured commissions from London Transport, Shell and the Post Office. During the Second World War Games was appointed Official War Poster Designer. Throughout the 60 years of his career Games used modern design techniques and sophisticated wit to achieve the objective of his personal design philosophy, 'Maximum meaning, minimum means'.