Artist - Alan Fletcher
Alan Fletcher, born 1931 in Nairobi, Kenya, died 2006. Designed posters for London Transport 1986-1997
- Educated; Hammersmith School of Art;
- Educated; Central School of Art;
- Educated; Royal college of Art;
- Educated; Yale University;
Alan Fletcher was one of the most influential and best loved graphic designers of his time. In 1959, after success in America, he settled in London. He co-founded Fletcher, Forbes, Gill in 1962, which became renowned for sophisticated graphic design and enduring wit. Their branding for Reuters was used for over 30 years. In 1971, Fletcher co-founded Pentagram, then in 1991 set up his own company. He was Designer of the Year in 1993 and became Consultant Art Director at Phaidon. He wrote a number of books including 'The Art of Looking Sideways' (2001). In 2006, a major retrospective of his work was held at London's Design Museum, where his graphic archive is now held.